The BBC/Netflix co-production Black Earth Rising will premiere on BBC Two on Monday September 10th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Black Earth Rising is an international drama playing out across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA which explores issues of justice, guilt and self-determination. The story centres on Kate Ashby who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby, a world class British prosecutor in international criminal law. Kate was raised in Britain and, now in her late twenties, she works as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis. When Eve takes on a case at the International Criminal Court, prosecuting an African militia leader, the story detonates, pulling Michael and Kate into a journey that will upend their lives forever.
The eight episode drama series, which was created by The Honourable Woman and The Shadow Line scribe Hugo Blick, is produced by Forgiving Earth Limited – a co-production company of Eight Rooks Limited and Drama Republic Limited – and stars Michaela Coel (London Spy), John Goodman (Roseanne), Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child), Harriet Walter (Law & Order: UK), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Lucian Msamati (Kiri) and Abena Ayivor (A United Kingdom). The executive producers are Greg Brenman for Drama Republic and Piers Wenger for the BBC. Hugo Blick also serves as the director.
Check out the trailer below:
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.