Netflix will air the eight-part Netflix/BBC genocide drama Black Earth Rising, starring John Goodman and Michaela Coel, on January 25.
Created by Hugo Blick, the story centers on Kate Ashby, played by Coel, who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby (Harriet 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.
Also featured in the series are Harriet Walter, Noma Dumezweni, Tamara Tunie, Abena Ayivor, Lucian Msamati, Danny Sapani, Tyrone Huggins, Emmanuel Imani, and Timothy Walker.