Black Earth Rising (2018)

Black Earth Rising Series Poster Image- main character in a dress staring up at the sky on a dirt track with foliage either side.

Black Earth Rising Series ©BBC Two

Writer: Hugo Blick

Director: Hugo Blick

Starring: Aure Atika, Abena Ayivor, Martin Bassindale

Production Company: Drama Republic BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Drama Republic

Kent Locations Used: Sevenoaks

Black Earth Rising is an upcoming television drama series written and directed by Hugo Blick , who has written and directed this poignant new drama, tackling issues such as the relationship between contemporary Africa and the West and the prosecution of international war crimes.

Starring Aure Atika (In and Night, The night manager) as Sophie Barre, Abena Ayivor (Machine Gun Preacher, The dinosaur Project) as Bibi Mundanzi, Martin Bassindale (Holmes and Watson, Endeavour) as Peter.

The production visited  a private residence in Sevenoaks whose swimming pool doubled for a Spa hotel in Paris. Sevenoaks has been a popular filming location and previously featured in BBC’s popular ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in 2014, the latest series of Vanity Fair in 2018, and Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017.

The six part series will air on Monday 10th September 2018 at 9pm on BBC Two.

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Guerrilla (2017)

Guerrilla (miniseries) poster- image of three cast members faces in boxes- Guerrilla in red on top

Guerrilla Poster © Sky UK Limited

Writer: John Ridley, Misan Sagay

Director: John Ridley, Sam Miller (3 episodes each)

Starring: Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Wunmi Mosaku, Giorgio Spiegelfeld

Production Company: Fifty Fathoms, ABC Signature

Kent Locations Used: Chatham Docks & River Medway

New six-part drama Guerrilla follows political activist couple Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay) who have formed an underground cell following the death of a pacifist friend by the police. When they break activist Dhari Bishop (Nathaniel Martello-White) from jail they embark on a journey into the underground that tests their relationship and values. Set in the 1970s, the story explores the UK’s social upheaval and political activism of the decade.

The new series stars Idris Elba (Prometheus, Luther), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Babou Ceesay (Free Fire, Eye in the Sky and Rogue One), Wunmi Mosaku (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Philomena) and Giorgio Spiegelfeld (United, Strings).

The production filmed at Chatham Docks and on the River Medway, which provides the setting for the final sequence of the series.

Chatham’s riverside runs from Ship Pier in the West, past Sun Pier to the Council Offices in the East. It fronts the River Medway at the Limehouse Reach. The riverside has previously welcomed Great Expectations (1999).

Guerrilla will premiere on Sky Atlantic on Thursday 13th April at 9pm


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