In the 60s of the last century, the angelic voice of Robertino Loreti made millions of people believe that sunny Jamaica is the most heavenly spot on our planet. The BBC decided to remind viewers that the journey to prosperity for the homeland of Bob Marley and Usain Bolt had to overcome many difficulties.|
According to Deadline, the British media giant plans to join forces with Heyday Television on a series based on the novel by Andrea Levy "The Long Song." The writer's parents were originally from Jamaica, and therefore she decided to devote her book to the inhabitants of the island nation and tell about one of the darkest pages of its history.
At the beginning of the 16th century, Spanish colonialists began to bring slaves from African countries to the island. A century and a half later, the state came under the control of the British, who began to use slave labor even more actively. Soon, the number of black workers on sugarcane plantations was several times the number of white people in Jamaica.
Levy's book is set in 1838, when a series of bloody uprisings forced the British authorities to finally abolish slavery in Jamaica. The novel is set in the memoir of a woman named Julie, who recalls her years in captivity on a sugar plantation.
Sarah Williams ("Jane Austen") will adapt the literary source, and Heyday Television head David Heyman ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") will take over the production of the series. The Academy Award nominee is widely regarded as one of the most successful British film and television producers of our time. He is currently working on the sequel to the fantasy blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and is also preparing to take part in the creation of the mysterious project of Quentin Tarantino.
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