Netflix has debuted the trailer and poster for Black Earth Rising, the limited series launching on the streaming service on January 25. You can watch the Black Earth Rising trailer above and you’ll find the poster below.
Black Earth Rising is a contemporary thriller that follows the journey of Kate Ashby (Michaela Coel), 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.
Coel and Goodman are joined by Olivier award-winners Noma Dumezweni (“Harry Potter & the Cursed Child”) and Harriet Walter (The Crown, Downton Abbey), alongside Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Devil’s Advocate), Lucian Msamati (Taboo, Kiri) and Abena Ayivor (A United Kingdom).
Black Earth Rising was written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, The Shadow Line). The executive producer is Greg Brenman (The Honourable Woman, Doctor Foster).