Overview

As a child, Kate Ashby was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and brought to the UK. But the tragic shadow of her past proves impossible to escape.

Series Cast

  1. Michaela Coel

    Michaela Coel

    Kate Ashby

    8 Episodes

  2. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Michael Ennis

    8 Episodes

  3. Noma Dumezweni

    Noma Dumezweni

    Alice Munezero

    8 Episodes

  4. Lucian Msamati

    Lucian Msamati

    David Runihura

    8 Episodes

  5. Tyrone Huggins

    Tyrone Huggins

    Patrice Ganimana

    8 Episodes

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Last Season

Black Earth Rising

Miniseries

2018 | 8 Episodes

Rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide as a child, Kate was adopted and brought up in Britain by Eve Ashby, a world-class international lawyer. Kate has long struggled to escape the shadow of her past, but is now returning to work as a legal investigator in the same chambers as Eve, under leading international lawyer Michael Ennis. Kate and Eve's relationship is strained to breaking point when a controversial militia leader, who had once fought to stop the genocide, is captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Eve takes on his prosecution at the International Criminal Court.

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Status Ended

Network

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Certification

  • TV-MA

    Meaning

    This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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