Get Millie Black

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Get Millie Black
GenreCrime drama
Created byMarlon James
Written byMarlon James
Directed byTanya Hamilton
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companyMotive Pictures
Original release

Get Millie Black is an upcoming British television series created by writer Marlon James in his first television series. Developed by Motive Pictures, it will air on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and HBO in the United States.


Jamaican-born detective Millie-Jean Black is forced out of Scotland Yard, and she returns home to join the Jamaican Police Force. She and her partner, Curtis, investigate missing person cases, and their lives are up-ended when one of their investigations crosses paths with another that brought Scotland Yard detective Luke Holborn to Kingston.

Cast and characters

  • Tamara Lawrance as Millie-Jean Black
  • Joe Dempsie as Luke Holborn
  • Gershwyn Eustache Jnr as Curtis
  • Chyna McQueen as Hibiscus
  • Nestor Aaron Absera as Corsica
  • Peter John Thwaites as Freddie Summerville


In December 2021, it was announced that Marlon James was writing and executive producing his first television series, Get Millie Black for HBO and Channel 4, produced by Motive Pictures.[1] Shortly before the start of production, Tanya Hamilton was hired to direct, and starring roles were announced for Tamara Lawrance, Joe Dempsie, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, and Chyna McQueen.[2]

Filming began in May 2022,[3] starting in Jamaica for about three months before moving to London.[4]


  1. ^ White, Peter (7 December 2021). "Marlon James' Jamaica Detective Series 'Get Millie Black' Lands Series Order At HBO & UK's Channel 4". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 7 December 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  2. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (6 May 2022). "Get Millie Black: HBO Drama About a Cop in Jamaica Casts Tamara Lawrance in Title Role, and Others". TVLine. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 May 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  3. ^ Peru, Yasmine (6 May 2022). "Filming begins in Jamaica for Marlon James Get Millie Black". The Gleaner. Archived from the original on 10 May 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  4. ^ Johnson, Richard (10 May 2022). "Cameras roll for Get Millie Black". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 18 May 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.

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