Noughts + Crosses
In this dystopian alternative Britain (called Albion), colonisation is flipped on its head. Black people, known as Crosses, are in control of the government and society, while oppressed white people, known as Noughts, chafe under their rule. Against this backdrop of prejudice, distrust and rebellion, childhood friends Sephy and Callum must find a way across the divide to be together.
Noughts + Crosses is adapted from the first in the series of novels by Malorie Blackman, the former UK children’s laureate.
An iconic love story of two families separated by power and prejudice but forever entwined by fate, Noughts + Crosses stars South African Masali Baduza (Trackers) and BAFTA Cymru winner Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders). The cast also includes Paterson Joseph (The Leftovers), Helen Baxendale (Midsomer Murders), Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and South African Bonnie Mbuli (Catch a Fire, Rockville), with a guest appearance by rapper Stormzy.
Exec produced by multi-award-winning director Kibwe Tavares, with a writing team headed up by Being Human and Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse, Noughts + Crosses was shot in South Africa with mostly South African crew, including award-winning cinematographers Jamie Ramsay and Giulio Biccari, and production designer Shane Bunce.