It’s been over a year now since BBC One aired the first season of Noughts + Crosses, and the UK channel had yet to formalize the show’s future. This has just changed with the announcement of a renewal for Season 2 set to begin filming next month in South Africa.
As a reminder, Noughts + Crosses is an adaptation of the series of novels for young adults by Malorie Blackman, known here under the title Entre Chiens et Loups. The story takes place in a world where racism is reversed. A world where what is black is rich, powerful, and dominant. Where what is white is poor, oppressed, and despised. A world where communities clash with racist laws and bombs. This is a world where Callum and Sephy have no right to love each other. Because she is black and the daughter of a minister. And he white and the son of an underground rebel. A love story that will lead them to danger.
Season 2 of Noughts + Crosses will consist of 4 episodes written by Lydia Adetunji and Jerome Buchan-Nelson and directed by Koby Adom. The lead duo will desperately try to escape Albion in search of a new life together, as the city ignites with Sephy’s “kidnapping” and the events that concluded the first season.
Jack Rowan and Masali Baduza will then be back as Callum and Sephy, as will Paterson Joseph, Helen Baxendale, Bonnie Mbuli, Jonathan Ajayi, Josh Dylan, and Kiké Brimah. They are joined by Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy) and Robert Hands (Endeavor).