(AllHipHop News) The BBC is working on a television adaptation of Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses young adult novels. According to Variety, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is joining with the British broadcaster, Mammoth Screen, and Participant Media to produce the TV series.
Plus, Roc Nation will take on the responsibility of creating the soundtrack for Noughts & Crosses. Patrick Reardon, the company's Executive Vice President Television, is credited as an e.p. for the program.
“We are thrilled to partner with Mammoth Screen and Participant Media on this series, which explores issues of race and discrimination through such a provocative and unexpected lens,” said Reardon.
Noughts & Crosses tells the tale of a 21st-century society where people of African descent are members of the ruling class and white people are part of the underclass. In that world, Jim Crow-type laws still force the main characters to be separated because of their race.
Roc Nation is the label home of Jay-Z, Rihanna, J. Cole, The Lox, Jaden Smith, Rapsody, Vic Mensa, Willow Smith, Jay Electronica, Justine Skye, and more. Big Sean, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Mariah Carey, Meek Mill, Miguel, Shakira, and Yo Gotti are among the acts managed by the New York-based entertainment business.