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Riz Ahmed, David Harewood & ‘The Fall’ Creator Allan Cubitt Lead Line-Up Of BBC Two’s New Slate

Riz Ahmed, David Harewood & ‘The Fall’ Creator Allan Cubitt Lead Line-Up Of BBC Two’s New Slate

Projects from Riz Ahmed, David Harewood and The Fall creator Allan Cubitt lead an ambitious line-up of new commissions from BBC Two. The British public broadcaster has unveiled a huge slate of shows for its second channel ranging from high-end dramas and comedies through to documentary series.

In drama, it has ordered Englistan, created by The Night Of star Riz Ahmed. The nine-part series, which is produced by BBC Studios Drama London and Ahmed’s own Left Handed Films, is the story of three generations of a British Pakistani families as they pursue their dreams over four tumultuous decades, navigating shifting circumstances and evolving loyalties. The drama will re-frame recent British history, and shine a light on the forces that have remade British society what it is today. It will be exec produced by Ahmed, Esther Springer, Hilary Salmon and Lucy Richer.

The Fall creator Cubitt is adapting Eugene McCabe

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