Black Earth Rising is an international thriller written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick (‘The Honourable Woman’, ‘The Shadow Line’) and stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Roseanne’) and BAFTA-winner Michaela Coel (‘Chewing Gum’, ‘London Spy’). They are joined by Olivier award-winners Noma Dumezweni (‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child’) and Harriet Walter (‘The Crown’, ‘Downton Abbey’), alongside Tamara Tunie (‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’), Lucian Msamati (‘Taboo’, ‘Kiri’) and Abena Ayivor (‘A United Kingdom’).
Playing out across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA, Black Earth Rising explores issues of justice, guilt and self-determination. The story centres on Kate Ashby (Coel) who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby (Walter), 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 (Goodman). 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.
UK TV Premiere Date
Latest/Next UK Season: 1
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 10 September 2018 at 9:00 pm
UK Channel: BBC Two
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Next Season If Renewed: 2
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Country of Origin: USA
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Set out across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA, the drama explores issues of justice, guilt and self-determination. Stars Michaela Coel & John Goodman.