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Noughts + Crosses Season 1, alternative history series
Mashable named Noughts + Crosses as one of the “ten best British TV shows of 2020,” describing it as “crucially essential, a kind of drama, thriller, romance hybrid, combining Game of Thrones-style political backstabbing with a very human tale of prejudice and institutional injustice.” What’s the end result? A masterfully crafted epic that is as tense as it is powerful.”
In an alternate universe where Africa colonised Europe rather than the other way around, Sephy and Callum, two star-crossed lovers in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet, are played by South African Masali Baduza and Jack Rowan.
Rowan is fast becoming a household name thanks to his performance in the chilling Channel 4 drama Born to Kill, while Baduza stars in a South African crime thriller series, Trackers.
The thriller marked Rowan’s first major lead role on Telly, and he also joined the fourth series of Peaky Blinders.
Based on Malorie Blackman’s multi-award-winning novel, and shot largely in Cape Town with Film Afrika, Noughts + Crosses series also stars South African actress Bonnie Mbuli in Invictus, Wallander as Sephy’s mom, Jasmine.
Born in Cote d’Ivoire, and grew up in London, a Ghanaian Koby Adom is one of the two directors, while South African costume designer Dihantus Engelbrecht earned a Costume Design.
The drama nominated Engelbrecht for the 2020 Royal Television Society Awards in the UK for his work on the show.