First look at BBC's adaptation of Noughts & Crosses as trailer arrives


The BBC has finally dropped the trailer for the hotly anticipated adaption of Malorie Blackman’s Nought & Crosses and it looks epic.

Two years after the cast for the production was confirmed, we’ve finally been given the first look at the gripping story of love set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society.

The exciting teaser also gives audiences a glimpse of Stormzy in action, with the Shut Up rapper playing a new character created especially for the show.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also finally been given a release date and the series is set to premiere on March 5 on BBC One.
Noughts &Crosses arrives in March (Picture: BBC)
The trailer has finally arrived (Picture: BBC)

Stormzy joins a star-studded cast, which boasts of Peaky Blinders actor Jack Rowan, who plays Callum McGregor in the adaptation and Peep Show’s Paterson Joseph, who plays Home Secretary Kamal Hadley.

Newcomer Masali Baduza plays Sephy Hadley, while Invictus star Bonnie Mbuli plays her mother Jasmine.
Stormzy stars in the upcoming series (Picture: BBC)

The BBC confirmed last year that Stormzy had joined the cast as a newspaper editor called Kolawale.

‘The first time I met Stormzy he informed me he was a huge fan of my Noughts & Crosses series of books,’ Blackman said that the time. ‘I’m thrilled he will now be a part of the Noughts & Crosses TV production. It’s so exciting!’

Noughts & Crosses is a series for young adults, which has won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award among other accolades.

The author, Malorie Blackman OBE, was the Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015.

We honestly can’t wait for this one! Let the countdown begin…

Noughts & Crosses is expected to land on the BBC later this year.

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