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Stormzy Stars In Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts + Crosses' Trailer

Stormzy Stars In Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts + Crosses' Trailer

The trailer for BBC's new drama, Noughts + Crosses has dropped online - and it features Stormzy.

The rapper has joined the cast of the new show, which is an adaptation of Malorie Blackman's award-winning novel series.

Stormzy, 26, who plays newspaper editor, Kolawale - a character created for the television adaptation - previously said the role was a "dream come true".

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"As a diehard fan of Malorie's novels, being a part of this important show is a dream come true," he revealed.

If you're unfamiliar with the novel, Noughts + Crosses is set in an alternate world where racism divides society. It follows Sephy (Masali Baduza) who is a member of the black ruling class 'Crosses' and her friend Callum (Peaky Blinders' Jack Rowan) - who is part of white underclass, the 'Noughts'.

Despite the prejudice, distrust and rebellion mounting on the streets, the pair fall in love.

BBC has just released the trailer for the new series (Credit: BBC)
BBC has just released the trailer for the new series (Credit: BBC)
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As well as Stormzy, the gripping adaptation also stars Helen Baxendale, Paterson Joseph and Ian Hart.

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Executive producer Preethi Mavahalli said: "As an icon of black British culture, we are honoured to have Stormzy play a part in this adaptation of a novel he's such a fan of."

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Meanwhile, author Malorie Blackman also expressed her joy that Stormzy is onboard.

"The first time I met Stormzy he informed me he was a huge fan of my Noughts + Crosses series of books. I'm thrilled he will now be a part of the Noughts + Crosses TV production. It's so exciting!" She said.

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After filming the series in South Africa, it's set to air on BBC One on Thursday 5th March - meaning we don't have too long to wait.

While we're mega excited to see Stormzy in his acting role, we're also looking forward to revisiting one of our favourite novels.

"Callum and Sephy seem to have meant a lot to readers over the years and I'm excited at the prospect of watching them on my TV," said Malorie.

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We could not agree more...

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Celebrity News, TV News, Stormzy

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]