The sole survivor of a terrorist attack aboard a spaceship, Augustus Freeman crash lands on a plantation in Georgia in 1843. His escape pod comes into contact with a kindly enslaved couple, identifying themselves as higher-functioning beings who can care for him. The alien survivor morphs into a Black child and is taken in by the kindly couple. Over nearly two centuries, Augustus has amassed great wealth and isolated himself from the rest of the world. That is, until the world comes breaking through his window. A group of misguided teens, under Raquel Ervin, enter Augustus’ house to rob it. Seeing who Augustus really is, his power, and his potential, Raquel heeds his warning and decides to straighten her life out. To do that, she’s going to need his help as they make their way to become Icon and Rocket.