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Image caption L to R: John Boyega, writer-director Steve McQueen and Letitia Wright

John Boyega and Letitia Wright head the cast on Steve McQueen’s latest project, an anthology series set within London’s West Indian community.

Alex Jennings and Line of Duty actress Rochenda Sandall will also appear in the series, which will tell five different stories across six episodes.

McQueen said Small Axe would be “local but at the same time global”.

He said the drama’s “dynamic nature” would enable it “to confront injustice in the face of adversity”.

Shooting on the series, to air on BBC One next year, began this week in London.