‘Black Earth Rising’ Drama Series Sets Netflix Premiere Date

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Netflix has set January 25 for the premiere of Black Earth Rising, the eight-part Netflix/BBC genocide drama starring John Goodman and Michaela Coel.
Created by Hugo Blick, the story centers on Kate Ashby, played by Coel, who was rescued as a young chi…

‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton Cast in BBC’s ‘The Elephant Man’

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“Stranger Things” star Charlie Heaton will take the lead in the BBC’s new two-part drama “The Elephant Man,” the U.K. public broadcaster announced Wednesday. Heaton will star as Joseph Merrick, and the show will span two 90-minute episodes to air on fl…

Michaele Coel’s ‘Jan 22nd’ & Lenny Abrahamson-Directed ‘Normal People’ Lead BBC Drama Lineup

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A drama directed by Frank and Room director Lenny Abrahamson and a series created by and starring Michaela Coel are among the BBC’s latest slate of dramas.
The British public broadcaster has unveiled three new scripted series at the Edinburgh Internati…

‘Black Earth Rising’: BBC & Netflix Drop Trailer For John Goodman & Michaela Coel-Fronted Genocide Drama

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“The truth is far more complex than you may wish to hear”… the BBC and Netflix have dropped the first trailer for John Goodman and Michaela Coel-fronted genocide drama Black Earth Rising.
The Roseanne star and Chewing Gum creator star in the Hugo…

John Goodman & Michaela Coel To Star In Netflix & BBC Drama ‘Black Earth Rising’

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Roseanne star John Goodman and Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel are among the A-list names to join the Netflix and BBC drama Black Earth Rising.
The pair are set to star in the series, which was initially known as The Forgiving Earth when it was commi…

‘Chewing Gum’ Creator Michaela Coel To Give Prestigious MacTaggart Lecture At Edinburgh International TV Festival

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Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel is to give the prestigious MacTaggart lecture at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival – becoming only the fifth women its 42-year history.
Coel, who has also starred in Black Mirror and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is one of the UK’s rising on-screen and off-screen stars since creating the E4 comedy Chewing Gum, which airs on Netflix in the UK. She is set to appear in Netflix’s musical feature film Been So Long.
She joins…

Cannes: First Image for British Musical ‘Been So Long’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Filming has wrapped on modern-day musical “Been So Long” in London. The film, which London-based international sales company Film Constellation will introduce to buyers at the Cannes Film Market, stars BAFTA winning actress Michaela Coel. Described by Film Constellation’s founder and CEO Fabien Westerhoff as a “refreshing new musical, exploring desire and ambition from a… Read more »