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SMALL AXE (AMAZON)
Premieres in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC's press release, June 2019) BBC One, Turbine Studios and Lammas Park are proud to announce that Oscar and Bafta-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (Widows, Twelve Years A Slave) has cast his TV series entitled Small Axe for BBC One with an all-star British cast including John Boyega and Letitia Wright. The series is executive produced by Tracey Scoffield and David Tanner for Turbine Studios and Steve McQueen for Lammas Park. Shooting began on location in London on June 24. Joining the cast are Evening Standard Theatre Awards' Outstanding Newcomer Malachi Kirby (Curfew, Black Mirror, Roots), Shaun Parkes (Lost In Space, Hooten & The Lady), Rochenda Sandall (Line Of Duty, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Alex Jennings (A Very English Scandal, Victoria) and Jack Lowden (The Long Song, Mary Queen of Scots). Small Axe is an anthology of hour-long stories conceived and written by Steve McQueen with Alastair Siddons and Courttia Newland. Alex Wheatle is a writing consultant to the series. The 6x60' films tell five stories, with the first told across two episodes, and are set within London's West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early 80s. The title Small Axe is derived from a Jamaican proverb which has resonance throughout the Caribbean, "if you are the big tree, we are the small axe". Small Axe is also the title of a Bob Marley song from his 1973 album Catch A Fire. It means that relatively marginal or small voices of dissent can successfully challenge more powerful voices.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Jennings
· Jack Lowden
· John Boyega
· Letitia Wright
· Malachi Kirby
· Rochenda Sandall
· Shaun Parkes
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alastair Siddons as WRTR
· Alex Wheatle as CONS
· Courttia Newland as WRTR
· David Tanner as EP
· Steve McQueen as EP/WRTR
· Tracey Scoffield as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lammas Park
· Turbine Studios