The BBC has released the trailer for the much-anticipated adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning young adult book series Nought + Crosses.
Nought + Crosses is directed by Julian Holmes (Daredevil, Iron Fist) and British-Ghanaian film writer and director, Koby Adom.
The series also stars rapper, Stormzy who is also of Ghanaian descent. Stormzy’s character was created specially for the show. He plays Kolawale, a newspaper editor.
The series was filmed in South Africa.
Nought + Crosses is a gripping story of first love in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society, according to the producers Mammoth Screen. The six-part series follows two young people Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but united by love. Sephy is a ‘Cross’, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a ‘Nought’, a white member of the underclass. The two have been friends since early childhood but their relationship grows ever more complicated as they come of age. It’s the story of two families separated by power and prejudice but forever entwined by fate.
The adaptation is based on the first book in the Noughts + Crosses series for young adults, which has won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award among other accolades. The author, Malorie Blackman OBE, was the Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015.
The series will premiere on March 5, 2020.
Watch the trailer below:
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