BBC and Amazon have offered the first image of actor John Boyega in Steve McQueen’s anthology series, Small Axe. The series has been in the works since 2014, but will see the light of the small screen very soon. Each episode tells the story of London’s West Indian communities during the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.
Boyega will star in an episode called Red, White and Blue. He will play the role of a police officer who saw his father assaulted by two other officers. Now, he wants to change the system from within.
A new look at John Boyega in Steve McQueen’s ‘SMALL AXE’ has been officially released.
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Alongside Boyega, Prince of Persia‘s Steven Toussaint will star in the episode. Nathan Vidal, Tyrone Huntley and Jaden Oshenye will also star in the episode. Courttia Newland will co-write the episode alongside McQueen.
Small Axe will debut in the coming months. McQueen has dedicated each episode to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and “all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are.” Check out the first images of the series above.