U.K. – Roc Nation will executive produce a TV series based on Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel Noughts & Crosses. According to Variety, the company will also handle soundtrack duties for the show, while Mammoth Screen serves as the producer for the BBC series.
Patrick Reardon — who will executive produce for Roc Nation — told Variety, “We are thrilled to partner with Mammoth Screen and Participant Media on this series, which explores issues of race and discrimination through such a provocative and unexpected lens.”
Noughts & Crosses tells the tale of a 21st-century society where people of African descent are members of the ruling class and white people are part of the underclass.
Listen to a snippet of Blackman’s book below.