The show, sold by BBC Studios, was produced by UK-based Turbine Studios in association with Lammas Park and EMU Films. It will debut on BBC One in the UK and Amazon in the US in November.
BBCS also has pre-sale agreements with Foxtel in Australia, Movistar + in Spain, Yandex in Russia and Cosmote TV in Greece. The series will also premiere on BBC First channels in Asia, Benelux and Turkey, and on BBC Brit in South Africa.
The 6 60-minute films feature actors including Star wars‘John Boyega and Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright, with the show delving into an array of narratives set in the West Indian community of London between the late 1960s and early 1980s.
The sales were announced on the first day of operation of BBC Studios Connect, the new virtual destination launched by the organization instead of attending MIPCOM.
McQueen said: “I am very happy that Small ax will reach as many audiences around the world. As the five films are set in London, their themes are universal and topical. ”
As good as Small ax, the main scripted titles on the BBCS slate include The pursuit of love, The Northwater, The watch, Wakefield, The diplomat, and Life.