Tanya Hamilton is set to direct the HBO and Channel 4 co-production of the six-episode drama limited series, GET MILLIE BLACK , with Tamara Lawrance starring in the title role.
Joe Dempsie, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr And Chyna McQueen also star. Production begins May 2nd in Jamaica, with additional shooting in London to come.
Ex Scotland Yard detective Millie-Jean Black returns to Kingston to work missing persons; soon finding herself on a quest to save a sister who won’t be saved, to find a boy who can’t be found, to solve a case that will blow her world apart and prove almost as tough to crack as Millie Black.
Tamara Lawrance as Millie-Jean Black , A police detective forced to quit Scotland Yard and return to the country of her birth, Jamaica, to work missing persons cases for the JPF (Jamaican Police Force), Millie is a woman caught between worlds and conflicting versions of herself. Lawrance is represented by Gordon and French and UTA.
Joe Dempsie as Luke Holborn , a British detective who shows up in Kingston on the trail of a major investigation that’s set on a collision course with Millie’s. Bringing all the baggage of Scotland Yard with him, Holborn’s presence on Millie’s home turf is destined to be triggering in all sorts of ways. Dempsie is represented by B-Side Management in the UK, UTA and Atlas Artists in the US.
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr as Curtis , As a gay cop, Curtis can go only so far in his own police force; as Millie Black’s partner, he’s about to have his whole life shattered. Eustache is represented by ARG.
Chyna McQueen as Hibiscus , Millie’s sister and one of the Sunlight Ladies, a band of Queer outcasts living hand-to-mouth yet exuberantly in the gullies that run throughout Kingston. Hibiscus is the sister Millie never bargained for. Millie is the sister Hibiscus never knew she needed. McQueen is represented by RAW Management.
Tanya Hamilton is the writer/director of the award-winning film “Night Catches Us.” Hamilton was also the pilot director and executive producer of the series “Cherish the Day.” Among her other small screen directing credits are multiple episodes of HBO’s “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” Showtime’s “The Chi” and Epix’s “Berlin Station” and “The Godfather of Harlem.”
A BAFTA’s ‘Breakthrough Talent 2020’, Tamara’s film “Silent Twins,” in which she stars and executive produces, debuts in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year.
An HBO and Channel 4 co-production; Creator/Executive Producer, Marlon James (represented by The Trident Media Group and Anonymous Content); Lead Director/ Co-Executive Producer, Tanya Hamilton (represented by Michael Lewis and Associates); Executive Producer, Simon Maxwell (CEO Motive Pictures, and Executive Producer); Director (2 episodes), Annetta Laufer (represented by 42 Management); Executive Producer, Leopoldo Gout; Writer/Co-Executive Producer, Joshua St. Johnston (represented by LARK Management); Writer, Theresa Ikoko (represented by Independent Talent Group); Writer, Lydia Adetunji (represented by The Agency); Story Producer, Pia Furtado (Motive Pictures).