*One day after news broke that “12 Years A Slave” director Steve McQueen dropped out of the long-planned Fela Kuti biopic, Britain’s Daily Mail is reporting that the filmmaker will helm a BBC scripted series focusing on the black experience in Britain.
The project, which will be set in west London and chronicle the lives of a group of friends between 1968 and 2014, is still in its early stages and McQueen insists it will be developed over the next year in collaboration with a writer and a group of actors.
“I don’t think there has been a serious drama series in Britain with black people from all walks of life as the main protagonists,” he told the Daily Mail.
As previously reported, McQueen was receiving the New York Film Critics Circle best director award for his work on “12 Years A Slave” from Harry Belafonte when he was heckled by a black film critic who clearly hated the film.
Asked to comment about the incident, McQueen joked to the Daily Mail, “At least he had a reaction.”
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