Watch the trailer for BBC Two's new thriller Black Earth Rising

Watch the trailer for BBC Two's new thriller Black Earth Rising

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Hugo Blick explores the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa justice in new BBC Two thriller Black Earth Rising.

RTS award-winner Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) stars as Kate Ashby, a legal investigator who was rescued as a child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by British international criminal law prosecutor Eve (Harriet Walter - The Crown).

The eight-part series will follow Kate as she is thrown into the middle of a case prosecuting an African militia leader that Eve takes on at the International Criminal Court. 

The trailer teases the chaotic journey of worlds colliding as the characters face betrayal, violence and uncovered truths, with the story crossing the UK, Europe and the USA.

The thriller features a stellar cast, including John Goodman (The Big Lebowski) who plays Kate's boss Michael Ennis, Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Tamara Tunie (The Devil's Advocate), Lucian Msamati (Taboo) and Abena Ayivor (A United Kingdom).

Black Earth Rising will air on BBC Two and will stream internationally on Netflix in September.

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Hugo Blick explores the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa justice in new BBC Two thriller Black Earth Rising.