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Watch the Trailer for BBC & Netflix Thriller 'Black Earth Rising' Starring Michaela Coel

The "Chewing Gum" creator plays Kate Ashby, an adopted woman who was rescued as a child during the Rwandan genocide.

The trailer for BBC Two and Netflix's international thriller, Black Earth Rising, is here.

Starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman, the eight-part drama series intricately addresses the personal, legal and political turmoil ignited by the prosecution of international war crimes, as well as the West's relationship with the continent in the modern era.

From BBC's synopsis, the series—written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick—centers on Kate Ashby (Coel) who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby (Harriet Walter), a world class British prosecutor in international criminal law.

Kate was raised in Britain and now that she's in her late 20s, works as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis (Goodman). When Eve takes on a case at the International Criminal Court that seeks to prosecute an African militia leader, the story explodes—pulling Michael and Kate into a journey that will change their lives forever.

Watch the trailer below.


Black Earth Rising also stars South African-British actor Noma Dumezweni, Tamara Tunie, Tanzanian-British actor Lucian Msamati and Abena Ayvior, who hails from Ghana, Zambia and South Africa.

BBC Two will broadcast in the UK as Netflix will stream internationally outside the UK. The series is due to drop later this year.

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South African publishing house Blackbird Books has, in collaboration with HOLAAfrica!, recently published Exhale: Queer African Erotic Fiction. The delightfully risqué anthology is a compilation of stories from queer African writers across the continent. Both fresh literary voices and established ones such as the notable Nakhane, give the project a delicious mixture which is sure to cater to everyone's literary needs.
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