Watch BBC One’s Noughts + Crosses trailer

The BBC has released the first trailer for its TV adaptation of Malorie Blackman's dystopian Young Adult novel

Masli Baduza and Jack Rowan in Noughts & Crosses (BBC)

“Let me remind you of a certain truth. There is strength in difference…” BBC One has released the first-look trailer for its upcoming adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s bestselling Young Adult novel, Noughts and Crosses.

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The dystopian drama will be set in an alternate world where white and black people are segregated, and follows star-crossed lovers Sephy (played by Masali Baduza), a member of the black ruling class, and Callum (Peaky Blinders actor Jack Rowan), a ‘Nought’ and member of the white underclass.

“Against a background of prejudice, distrust and powerful rebellion mounting on the streets, a passionate romance builds between Sephy and Callum which will lead them both into terrible danger,” the BBC’s synopsis reads.

The series has a star-studded cast, including rapper Stormzy, who will play newspaper editor Kolawale – a role specially created for the series.

You can watch the trailer below.

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Noughts + Crosses will air on BBC One at 9pm on Thursday 5th March 2020.