How did you get involved with the Noughts and Crosses project?
The British musician will play newspaper editor Kolawale, a new role created for the six-part series.
Adapted for screen by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), Noughts + Crosses is set in an alternate reality where society is segregated by race, with a white underclass called ‘Noughts’ and a black ruling class called ‘Crosses.’
The adrenalin-fuelled dystopian love story is being adapted by Levi David Addai with Matthew Graham who described the book series as “a powerful story drawing on the themes of hope, love and identity.”
Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore announced the series, which is being made by Poldark indie Mammoth Screen at Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Dresslocked, produced by Domareen Fox, won the Undergraduate Animation category, while Eat, then Wait for the Night, produced by Jing Zhao, took the Undergraduate Factual prize. Jing Zhao (known as 'Coco') was also nominated in the Undergraduate Craft Skills: Editing and Sound categories.