BBC and Netflix Release First Look at ‘Troy: Fall of a City’, Variety, December 20, 2017Oh, Zeus will be played by a black actor in the series as well...
Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, the series stars David Threlfall (main image), in a very different guise from Frank Gallagher of “Shameless,” as well as Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”) and David Gyasi (“Interstellar”).
In the series Gyasi plays Achilles (above). David Farr (“The Night Manager”) penned the eight-part series, which BBC drama boss Piers Wenger said “will be like nothing broadcast before: a 3,000-year-old tale crafted on a huge scale.”
The story is told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege. Endemol Shine-backed producers Wild Mercury and Kudos are producing.
The BBC will launch the series in the U.K. and Netflix internationally.
There's an agenda folks: deconstruct white mythic heroes to nothing more than Africans.
Casting black actors in white roles?
Worthy of praise and incessant admiration.
Only white people can commit cultural appropriation, as the primary goal of popular culture in the 21st century is to reimagine heroes of the Occident as diverse and non-white.