First look: John Boyega in Small Axe

The first image of John Boyega in upcoming BBC/Amazon series Small Axe has been released.

The series is an anthology drama from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and tells five stories from within London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s.

Boyega’s episode is titled Red, White And Blue. He plays Leroy Logan, a real-life Metropolitan Police officer who wanted to change the force from within after he saw his father assaulted by two policemen.

Logan was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2001 for his role in developing anti-racist policies for the police. He retired as a superintendent in 2013 after 30 years of service.

The other four episodes are titled: Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Alex Wheatle and Education.

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