Airdate: Black Earth Rising

New Hugo Blick-produced drama will air on Netflix from late January.

New Hugo Blick-produced drama Black Earth Rising will air on Netflix from Friday January 25.

A co-production with BBC, it centres around the prosecution of international war criminals.

The cast features Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie & Noma Dumezweni.

Blick’s previous work includes The Shadow Line and The Honourable Woman. This debuted in the UK in September.

Black Earth Rising is a contemporary thriller that follows the difficult journey of a woman, a Rwandan orphaned by the genocide, raised in London by an adopted mother, trying to discover the truth of her past. The series examines the West’s relationship with Africa, set in a world of prosecution of war crimes.

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  1. It’s not as graphic as it might be, considering the subject, but as with all Hugo Blick’s series, it’s grim and utterly enthralling in its bleakness. I was expecting a slightly different outcome for Michaela Coel’s character. Be prepared for quite a few emesis-laced scenes. And there’s a brief cameo from Hugo Blick himself.

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