U.Okay. – Roc Nation will govt produce a TV collection primarily based on Malorie Blackman’s younger grownup novel Noughts & Crosses. According to Variety, the corporate may also deal with soundtrack duties for the present, whereas Mammoth Screen serves because the producer for the BBC collection.

Patrick Reardon — who will govt produce for Roc Nation — informed Variety, “We are thrilled to accomplice with Mammoth Screen and Participant Media on this collection, which explores problems with race and discrimination by such a provocative and sudden lens.”

Noughts & Crosses tells the story of a 21st-century society the place folks of African descent are members of the ruling class and white individuals are a part of the underclass.

Earlier this 12 months, Roc Nation launched its TV division. Its latest TV and movie tasks embody Time: The Kalief Browder Story and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

Listen to a snippet of Blackman’s ebook under.