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[09/20/20 - 06:00 AM]
Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" Premieres November 20 on Amazon Prime Video in the US
"Small Axe" is an anthology comprised of five original films set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London's West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination.

[08/07/20 - 05:00 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Unveils Steve McQueen's Official "Mangrove" Trailer Timed to the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Portnall Road
"Mangrove" is one of five films featured in "Small Axe," the highly anticipated anthology series from the Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker.

[01/16/20 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 16
Updates include: Facebook Watch axes scripted entries "Limetown," "Sorry for Your Loss"; "MacGruber" TV series among Peacock's development slate; and Carla Gugino-led "Jett" out at Cinemax.

[01/14/20 - 12:55 PM]
Amazon Studios Announces Overall Deal with Award-Winning Director and Screenwriter Steve McQueen
McQueen's upcoming drama "Small Axe," a Turbine Studios and Lammas Park production for BBC One with Amazon co-producing in the U.S., starring John Boyega and Letitia Wright, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. later in 2020.

[06/26/19 - 08:02 AM]
John Boyega and Letitia Wright Set to Star in Steve McQueen Series for BBC One
Amazon has licensed the show - "Small Axe," a London-set 1970s anthology - in the United States.







SMALL AXE (AMAZON)
Premieres Friday, November 20
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/20/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (5 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, September 2020) Amazon Prime Video announced today that Small Axe, the highly anticipated anthology series created and directed by Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (Hunger, 12 Years A Slave), will premiere on Friday, November 20 with the first film, Mangrove starring Letitia Wright & Shaun Parkes. The four additional films will debut each Friday, including Lovers Rock (11/27) starring Micheal Ward & Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Education (12/4) featuring Kenyah Sandy, Alex Wheatle (12/11) with newcomer Sheyi Cole, and the final film Red, White and Blue (12/18) starring John Boyega. Prime Video, in partnership with the series commissioners, the BBC, released the official trailer today featuring new footage from all five films, which will also air during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast. Small Axe is an anthology comprised of five original films set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London's West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination. This title is derived from the African proverb, "If you are the big tree, we are the small axe."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jack Lowden
· John Boyega as Leroy Logan
· Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe
· Malachi Kirby as Darcus Howe
· Micheal Ward
· Rochenda Sandall
· Shaun Parkes as Frank Crichlow
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alastair Siddons as WRTR
· Alex Wheatle as WRTR
· Courttia Newland as WRTR
· David Tanner as EP
· Steve McQueen as DIR/EP/WRTR
· Tracey Scoffield as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lammas Park
· Turbine Studios