BBC drama “Noughts & Crosses” coming to Peacock

A BBC series based on a series of young adult novels is headed to Peacock.

“Noughts & Crosses,” an alternate history series, is based on a modern world where Africa colonized Europe and made the Europeans their slaves instead of the other way around. The show follows two young people as they fight to overcome the racial divide – Sephy a “Cross,” or a member of the ruling class and Callum a ‘Nought,’ or the lesser white class.

The six-part series drops Sept. 4, 2020, just a few months after its March premiere in the UK.

The addition of this new series comes just after Peacock also announced several other shows headed to the platform over the next few months, including “Departure,” “A.P. Bio,” and “Five Bedrooms,” plus a live sports show from iconic broadcaster Dan Patrick.

If you’re not familiar with Peacock, it’s NBC’s exclusive streaming service and just launched earlier this year. It has a free tier with a decent amount of content (ad-supported of course) plus a premium tier for $4.99 a month (still ad-supported) and a totally ad-free version for $9.99 a month.

Artie Beaty