BBC Greenlights “Epic” Steve McQueen drama
No, not the actor-cum-racer, but rather the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave filmmaker will direct and co-write a new six-part series for the BBC, which follows a black community in West London from the 1960s to the present day.
“It is very entertaining and moving. Steve has done a lot of research on it and we’re now working on the script and appointing writers with an eye to shooting next spring,” production company Rainmark’s managing director Tracey Scoffield explained to Broadcast.
“Steve would love it to be on BBC One. He wants to reach a very wide audience with this”.
While the series will be McQueen’s first foray into television, he is also currently working on a new series for HBO entitled Codes of Conduct.
Just further proof that the small screen can hold its own against its bigger brother film!