The BBC has given a glimpse of the second season of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts + Crosses with the release of its first trailer.
The highly anticipated sequel opens April 26 with Jack Rowan and Masali Baduza returning in the adaptation of Blackman’s best-selling novels.
The duo play Callum and Sephy, who are desperate to flee Albion in search of a new life together as the city reels in the wake of Sephy’s “kidnapping.”
In the teaser, Baduza is seen lying next to Rowan and saying, “I just wish it was you and me, nobody else.”
Later in the clip, Rowan adds, “As long as we’re together, that’s all I care about,” before romantically hugging his co-star.
The books are set in a racially divided society where Sephy is a cross, a member of the dark-skinned ruling class, and Callum is a naught, a “colorless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the crosses.
Paterson Joseph, Helen Baxendale, Bonnie Mbuli, Jonathan Ajayi, Josh Dylan and Kike Brimah all reprise their roles from the first series.
Meanwhile, Top Boy actress Jasmine Jobson joins the cast as Cara, and Endeavor’s Robert Hands will play Clem.
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Comedian Judi Love also joins the second series as Chidi Abara, starring alongside rapper and comedian Michael Dapaah, who plays Mensah, a powerful and well-known TV personality.
In the series, the two appear as chat show hosts who have a fractious relationship.
The four-part series, filmed in South Africa, was written by Lydia Adetunji and Jerome Bucchan-Nelson, directed by Koby Adom and produced by Sarah Lewis.
The full series will air April 26 on BBC iPlayer and weekly on BBC One.
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