Steve McQueen To Helm BBC Series

Those keenly awaiting “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen’s next film are going to have to wait a while longer it seems.

On top of the already ordered six-part series “Codes of Conduct” he’s developing and directing for HBO, the filmmaker is set to do another six-part series, this one a period drama commissioned by The BBC.

Rainmark Films is set to produce the show which deals with the experiences of a black community in west London in a period covering between the 1960s and the present day.

McQueen will direct and co-write the show alongside several other writers including Debbie Tucker Green (“Random”). BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson took the unusual step of commissioning the series before reading a script in order to secure McQueen.

The show is currently untitled and will begin shooting Spring next year.

Source: Screen