Candice Carty-Williams

Date set and extended trailer released for Candice Carty-Williams' new Black British musical drama Champion

The new trailer shows rapper Bosco Champion (Top Boy's Malcolm Kamulete) return from prison and go back to his music career. Supporting him as he builds back his reputation is his sister Vita (Déja J Bowens in her television debut), whose dedication and lyrics are secretly behind her industry dominating brother’s success.

BBC unveils first images of new south London musical drama Champion

Carty-Williams, the bestselling author of Queenie and People Person, has penned an eight-part love letter to Black British music set in south London, and the BBC has released some first look images of the stars.

Top Boys' Malcolm Kamulete will lead as Bosco Champion, a rap sensation who comes home from prison ready to dominate the music industry.

Candice Carty-Williams talks Queenie, making history and believing in your unique voice

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Calling it 'the black Bridget Jones', Carty-Williams knew Queenie wasn't going to be a small book. “I [expected] it to be at the scale of Bridget Jones, that was my expectation and my statement of intent."

The novel tells the raw and unflinching story of 25-year-old British Jamaican Queenie, who is trying to get through a difficult year. Carty-Williams calls it a “modern messy story for black women.”