BBC Two reveals start date and trailer for Zadie Smith adaptation ‘NW’

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A trailer has been unveiled for BBC Two’s upcoming adaptation of White Teeth author Zadie Smith’s novel NW.

The 90-minute drama has been adapted by director Saul Dibb (Bullet Boy) and writer Rachel Bennette (Bel Ami) with Mammoth Screen, the makers of Poldark and Parade’s End.

Nikki Amuka-Bird (LutherSmall Island) and Phoebe Fox (A View From The BridgeLife In Squares) lead the cast as the outwardly successful but unfulfilled Natalie and her more grounded friend Leah.

NW will air at 9pm on Monday 14 November on BBC Two.

Watch the trailer…

NW was first published in 2012 and was shortlisted for The Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Buy the book on Amazon here.

The TV film tells the story of Natalie and Leah, friends who grew up together in North West London, whose lives have taken them in different directions. Set apart from the friends and family she grew up with, Natalie finds herself asking not only who she really is, but where she belongs. In an area where wealth and poverty are only streets apart, life is fragile and secrets are dangerous – as Natalie and Leah are about to find out.

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