Noughts + Crosses air date set as BBC releases trailer

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The BBC’s Malorie Blackman adaptation is coming in March…

Noughts + Crosses, the BBC’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning book series, will get underway on Thursday March 5th at 9pm, it’s been confirmed.

The series stars Jack Rowan as Callum McGregor and Masali Baduza as Sephy Hadley, and follows the pair as they are divided by their colour but united by love.

Sephy is a ‘Cross’, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a ‘Nought’, a white member of the underclass. The two have been friends since early childhood but their relationship grows ever more complicated as they come of age. It’s the story of two families separated by power and prejudice but forever entwined by fate.

The six-part series has been written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), Lydia Adetunji (Riviera), Nathaniel Price (Tin Star) and Rachel De-Lahay (Kiri).

A first trailer has also been released for the eagerly anticipated project alongside its premiere date: