Mostly known for her role in the Netflix series, Chewing Gum, Michaela Coel has captured the heart of many with her memorable screen presence. Now she steps into a powerful dramatic role called Black Earth Rising.
Black Earth Rising is a limited series launching on Netflix January 25, 2019. The story is a contemporary thriller that follows the journey of Kate Ashby, a Rwandan orphaned by the genocide, raised in London by an adoptive mother and trying to discover the truth of her past. She is helped in her search by lawyer Michael Ennis (John Goodman).
The series examines the West’s relationship with Africa, set in a world of prosecution of war crimes.
The writer and director for the film is Hugo Blick who is known for the films like The Honourable Woman and The Shadow Line and the executive producer of the film is Greg Brenman (The Honourable Woman, Doctor Foster)
Black Earth Rising stars Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum), John Goodman (The Conners), Harriet Walter (Patrick Melrose), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Noma Dumezweni (Electric Dreams).