Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Netflix Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'Black Earth Rising' Starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series Black Earth Rising starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman.

All eight episodes will debut on Friday, January 25.

The drama centers on Kate Ashby (Coel), who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby (Harriet Walter), a world-class British prosecutor in international criminal law. Kate was raised in Britain and, now in her late 20s, she works as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis (Goodman). When Eve takes on a case at the International Criminal Court, prosecuting an African militia leader, the story pulls Michael and Kate into a journey that will upend their lives forever.

The cast also features Tamara Tunie, Noma Dumezweni, Danny Sapani, Tyrone Huggins, Ronald Guttman, Lucian Msamati, Aure Atika, Abena Ayivor, Malou Coindreau, Michael Gould, Hugo Blick, Kathryn Hunter, Serge Hazanavicius, Emmanuel Imani and Julian Glover.

Hugo Blick (The Honorable Woman) created the drama. He executive produces with Greg Brenman. BBC Studios, Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions produce in association with Netflix and BBC Two.