‘Black Earth Rising’ : Michaela Coel To Star In African Netflix Drama

Published: Tuesday 1st May 2018 by David


The rising star Michaela Coel is to star in a debate-sparking series named ‘Black Earth Rising’.

Why it’s set to spark debate and raise some uncomfortable questions on the West’s relationship with Africa?

Find out below…

Coel plays a woman who was rescued from Rwanda during its genocide years and now enjoys life as the adopted daughter of a world-class British prosecutor in international criminal law.

Alas, her life soon finds itself rocked, rolled and shattered when her adopted mother takes on a case involving an Africa militia leader that pulls her into a frightening journey into her past.

Its writer and director Hugo Blick shares…

The past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past’. I was never quite sure exactly what this famous quote meant but by following the fictional journey of a young black British woman on an epic and deeply personal quest to bring a Rwandan genocidaire to legal justice – now I do. And now I know just how critical, difficult and terrifying that phrase can seem to anyone in pursuit, and denial, of international criminal justice.

The eight-part series will air on the BBC this year and will be serviced to Michaela fans outside of the United Kingdom via Netflix.

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  1. Bey Stang May 1, 2018

    I want Beyonce to do more serious movies like this

    • Ughhh May 1, 2018

      Bîtch. Your girl can’t act.

  2. Alex May 1, 2018

    She is such a dope actress. Loved her in Black Mirror. Black popin everywhere, i love us for real, yo! 😀

  3. Liam May 1, 2018

    I hope she gives a 3rd season of Chewing Gum cause she’s a dope actress and screen writer

  4. Vaughn May 1, 2018

    She is gorgeous and her show chewing gum was bomb! Id love to see her in more roles so ill be watching

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