Blankson-Picket joins leads Carla Woodcock and Callum Kerr, Lesley-Ann Brandt, who Closing date printed previous this week, and Olumide Olorunfemi and Bebe Bettencourt within the challenge.
The challenge, which is according to Richard Mason’s novel, is a musical drama set in Amsterdam in 1907 — a story of a charismatic younger guy’s explosive adventures thru the entire temptations of the Belle Époque.
The e book, which was once revealed in 2012 by way of Penguin Random Area, follows Piet Barol, who has an instinctive appreciation for excitement and a present for locating it. When his mom dies, Piet applies for a role as tutor to the afflicted son of Europe’s main hotelier – a kid who refuses to depart his circle of relatives’s mansion on considered one of Amsterdam’s grandest canals. As Piet enters this glittering international, he learns its secrets and techniques and unearths his existence reworked
Tony Nominee Blankson-Picket will play Ntando, who grew up within the Xhosa heartlands of South Africa’s Japanese Cape, and left his village to hunt employment within the town, the place he so prominent himself that his boss introduced him to Amsterdam to paintings in his personal space. In Europe, Ntando has a freedom he couldn’t have dreamed of – and he’s taking part in it to the max.
Along with Slave Play, Blankson-Picket has featured in movies comparable to Blackkklansman and Price and TV appearances come with The Just right Combat, Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us and Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix collection Monster.
ABC Signature is generating the pilot in affiliation with American Gods and The Mosquito Coast manufacturer Fremantle and Hat Trick Productions, the British manufacturing corporate at the back of collection comparable to Showtime’s Episodes and Anna Paquin’s Flack.
Mason government produces with Julie Robinson, who will direct, at the side of The Largest Showman director Michael Gracey, Hat Trick Productions boss Jimmy Mulville and Fremantle. Christopher Learn will compose the track, at the side of Mason, and in addition serves as government manufacturer.
Blankson-Picket is represented by way of APA and D2 Control.