Filmmaker Steve McQueen To Direct Anthology Series ‘Small Axe’ Coming To BBC & Amazon

The Playlist | 6/25/2019 | Charles Barfield
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After his Oscar-winning work on the film “12 Years a Slave,” filmmaker Steve McQueen took five years to work on his next project, last year’s “Widows.” Luckily for film and TV fans, it would appear that the director is lining up his next work in short order, but you likely won’t be able to see it on the big screen.

According to Variety, McQueen is prepping work on the upcoming limited TV series “Small Axe.” And best of all, the series has already lined up distribution in North America and the UK thanks to a partnership between the BBC and Amazon. “Small Axe” tells the story of London’s West Indian community and the troubles that were faced during the 1960s.

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However, unlike your typical limited TV series, “Small Axe” is going to be set up as five separate stories told over the course of six “episodes.” The first story will comprise the first two hours, with the remaining episodes devoted to individual stories, making the series a true anthology.

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