Stormzy has joined the cast of the much anticipated BBC One drama Noughts & Crosses, an adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s acclaimed children’s novel.
The star will play newspaper editor Kolawale, a character created for the TV series.
‘As a diehard fan of Malorie’s novels, being a part of this important show is a dream come true,’ he said.
Malorie Blackman said: ‘The first time I met Stormzy he informed me he was a huge fan of my Noughts and Crosses series of books.
‘I’m thrilled he will now be a part of the Noughts + Crosses TV production. It’s so exciting!’
Executive producer Preethi Mavahalli added: ‘As an icon of black British culture, we are honoured to have Stormzy play a part in this adaptation of a novel he’s such a fan of.’
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has teamed up BBC One to bring highly anticipated TV adaptation of the hit novel series penned by Malorie to life.
The entertainment giant, founded by the rapper, and Mammoth Screen – producers of Poldark and Victoria – will be taking on the story set in an alternative Britain in which a black ruling class subjugates a white population.
The story follows two young friends, Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but ‘united by forbidden love and burning injustice.’
Sephy is a member of the black class and daughter of a prominent politician, while Callum is a ‘nougth’, a white member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses and suffers extreme racial discrimination and segregation.
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