Noughts + Crosses, the YA drama series of BBC, which imagines an alternate world in which Africa colonized Europe, has been acquired by Peacock. However, this new version of history still feels familiar. The series is based on the very first novel in the Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman. The project consists of six episodes, and it takes place in the timeline, where Africa invaded Europe over centuries ago and enslaved the people of Europe instead of the other way around.
Details of the Peacock acquired show.
The present-day London was called Albion in this imaginary world and slavery, was an institution of the past. The description teases that the segregation laws of Jim Crow, maintain the power dynamic. On one side, Crosses, the ruling class of the Blacks, controls the politics of the country, wealth, and culture of the country. On the other hand, the Noughts, an impoverished and an oppressed underclass of the whites, is at the brink of revolt.
The Peacock has officially released the trailer of the Noughts + Crosses. In case you have not seen the trailer yet, then you can watch it down below just by clicking on the play button.
Amid the political tensions and the racial tensions teased in the trailer above, a forbidden love story between a Nought, Callum McGregor, and a Cross, Sephy Hadley, who is also the daughter of a prominent politician, unfolds. The logline reads that their divergent paths are crossed by destiny, and they are swept away in a romance that seems ended from the beginning.
Cast of Noughts + Crosses
- Jack Rowan, previously seen in Peaky Blinders as Callum
- Masali Baduza, prior worked in Trackers as Sephy
- Helen Baxendale, prior worked in BBC’s Cuckoo
- Paterson Joseph, Earlier seen in Timeless
- Josh Dylan, worked earlier in The End of The F***ing World
- Shaun Dingwall, prior worked in DCI Banks
- Rakie Ayola, last seen in ITV’s Shetland
- Bonnie Mbuli, prior worked in Vagrant Queen
- Ian Hart, who was last seen in The Last Kingdom
- Kiki Brimah
- Jonathan Ajayi