Earlier this month John Boyega tweeted that he had "moved on" from Star Wars and now we have our first look at his next project, Small Axe, a drama anthology series with the BBC and Amazon that has been in the works since 2014.
Small Axe is directed by industry icon Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and is due to land later this year. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming series.
What is Small Axe about?
Small Axe is an anthology drama which tells five different stories from within the West Indian community in London in the 1960s and 1980s. Boyega's episode is called Red, White and Blue and tells the story of real life police officer Leroy Logan, who worked to affect combat racism within the Metropolitan police after he seeing his father be assaulted by two police officers.
Leroy Logan became a public figure in London for his work and was awarded an MBE in 2001 for his role in developing anti-racist policies for the police. He recently tweeted his support of the upcoming show, saying "Never in my wildest dreams would I’ve thought my life story would get to the attention of film director Steve McQueen... You couldn’t make this up & I’ve had to pinch myself".
The series' other episodes are titled, Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Alex Wheatle and Education.
Who has been cast in Small Axe?
As we know John Boyega takes centre stage in Red, White and Blue, alongside Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia). The series also stars Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Sex Education), Naomi Ackie (The End of the F***ing World) and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (I May Destroy You).
When is Small Axe being released?
We don't have an official release date or a trailer for the series, but we do know it's landing on BBC One later this year, so a trailer must be imminent.
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