WATCH: Michaela Coel in New Teaser For BBC and Netflix Series ‘Black Earth Rising’

BBC and Netflix have dropped the first trailer for the Michaela Coel genocide drama Black Earth Rising.  Coel will star in the series alongside John Goodman (Roseanne), Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child), Harriet Walter (The Crown, Downton Abbey), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Lucian Msamati (Taboo) and Abena Ayivor (A United Kingdom).

The story revolves around Kate Ashby, played by Coel, who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby (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 series will also star Noma Dumezweni and Tamara Tunie, and is set to premiere on BBC Two in the U.K. and on Netflix internationally later this year.

Coel is a rising British star following the success of her hit comedy Chewing Gum, which she created, wrote and starred in. She won a BAFTA Television Award in April for best female performance in a comedy program for the show, which airs on E4 in the U.K. and Netflix in the U.S.  She also stars in the upcoming comedy musical Been So Long, which will mark her first lead role in a movie following a supporting role in sci-fi sequel Monsters: Dark Continent.

Check out the trailer above!

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