Amazon has hopped onto the upcoming anthology series “Small Axe” from “Widows” and “Shame” director Steve McQueen. The series will premiere on the BBC in the U.K and on Amazon in the United States.
McQueen will direct and Lucy Richer will executive produce the London-set six-part show which starts in the 1960s and tells stories from the English capital’s West Indian community as they deal with an often hostile environment.
Five stories will be told across the series, with the first taking up the initial two hours of the season. Turbine Studios is producing the project.