Hugo Blick pens new BBC2 drama, Black Earth Rising

The West’s relationship with Africa explored in new drama.

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BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick (pictured), writer of BBC Two dramas, The Honourable Woman and The Shadow Line, is returning to the channel with new African set thriller, Black Earth Rising.

Black Earth Rising is produced by Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Production, and executive produced by Greg Brenman and Hugo Blick.

Writer and creator Hugo Blick says: “Black Earth Rising is a long form thriller which, through the prism of a black Anglo-American family, examines the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa by exploring issues of justice, guilt, and self-determination.”

Drama Republic Managing Director Greg Brenman (The Honourable Woman, Doctor Foster) says: “We are honoured and excited to be teaming up with Hugo once more. Black Earth Rising is ambitious, thought provoking and searingly relevant; the hallmarks that are fast-defining the extraordinarily unique talent that is Hugo Blick.”