Hugo Blick returns to BBC Two with Africa drama ‘Black Earth Rising’

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BBC Two has ordered a new thriller series set in Africa from BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick, writer of The Honourable Woman and The Shadow Line.

Blick commented: “Black Earth Rising is a long form thriller which, through the prism of a black Anglo-American family, examines the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa by exploring issues of justice, guilt, and self-determination.”

Greg Brenman (The Honourable Woman, Doctor Foster), Drama Republic Managing Director added: “We are honoured and excited to be teaming up with Hugo once more. Black Earth Rising is ambitious, thought provoking and searingly relevant; the hallmarks that are fast-defining the extraordinarily unique talent that is Hugo Blick.”

Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) and Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), political thriller The Honourable Woman launched on BBC Two in July 2014.

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