Musician, activist, publisher and now actor! Stormzy has joined the cast of the much anticipated BBC One drama Noughts + Crosses, a Mammoth Screen adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning young adult book series currently being filmed in South Africa.

 

Stormzy
Stormzy

 

Stormzy will play newspaper editor Kolawale, a character created for the TV series, and admits: “As a diehard fan of Malorie’s novels, being a part of this important show is a dream come true.”

Malorie Blackman says: “The first time I met Stormzy he informed me he was a huge fan of my Noughts and Crosses series of books. I’m thrilled he will now be a part of the Noughts + Crosses TV production. It’s so exciting!”

Executive producer Preethi Mavahalli adds: “As an icon of black British culture, we are honoured to have Stormzy play a part in this adaptation of a novel he’s such a fan of.”

Stormzy isn’t the only musician associated with this production. It was revealed last year that Jay-Z’s Roc Nation will produce the highly  anticipated series.

A gripping story of first love in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society Bafta Cymru winner Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders, Born to Kill) will play Callum McGregor and newcomer Masali Baduza has been cast as Sephy Hadley. Other cast include Helen Baxendale, Paterson Joseph and Ian Hart.

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