First-look Noughts + Crosses trailer offers glimpse at Stormzy's character

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Photo credit: Ilze Kitshoff. - BBC

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Four years (!) after it was first announced, we finally have a full-length trailer for BBC One's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series – and it looks spectacular.

Noughts + Crosses, which will arrive on the BBC on Thursday, March 5, is based on Blackman's three novellas from her series of the same name. Set in an alternate world where racism divides society, it follows forbidden lovers Sephy and Callum.

Sephy Hadley, played by Masali Baduza, is a 'Cross', a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician, while Jack Rowan's Callum McGregor is a 'Nought', a white member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses.

As well as giving us our first glimpse of Sephy and Callum in action, Noughts + Crosses' latest trailer unveils grime artist Stormzy as newspaper editor Kolawale.

Photo credit: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Ilze Kitshoff

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The role of Kolawale was created especially for Stormzy ahead of the adaptation, after the rapper revealed he was a "die-hard fan" of Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses' books.

Speaking of her excitement over his role in the drama, the author said: "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."

Watch the trailer below.

Noughts + Crosses will premiere on Thursday, March 5 at 9pm on BBC One, with all episodes available for streaming on BBC iPlayer immediately afterwards.

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