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Stormzy joins cast of BBC drama Noughts + Crosses

Stormzy

Story by Jack Foley

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

Blackman added: “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 said: “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.”

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.