Amazon to Launch Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series ‘Small Axe’ in the U.S.

Variety | 6/25/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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Amazon has boarded “Small Axe,” the upcoming anthology series from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, and will launch the series in the U.S. It will bow on the BBC in the U.K. and BBC Studios is selling it internationally.

Amazon’s European content chief Georgia Brown revealed its involvement in the series, Tuesday, at a British parliamentary hearing into the broadcasting and SVOD landscape in the country.

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McQueen will direct and Lucy Richer will exec produce the show. It is being made by Turbine Studios, the U.K.-based production company founded by seasoned execs including Andrew Eaton and Tracey Scoffield.

The anthology series will run to six parts. Set in London, and starting in the 1960s, it will tell stories from the English capital’s West Indian community as they deal with an...
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