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Black Earth Rising

Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
Drama Crime 
2018 - 20181 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Netflix 

As a child, Kate Ashby was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and brought to the UK. But the tragic shadow of her past proves impossible to escape.Black Earth Rising featuring Michaela Coel and John Goodman has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix. It's a crime and drama show with 8 episodes over 1 season. Black Earth Rising is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 79% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (2,549 votes).

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8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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Black Earth Rising has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 79% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (2,549 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

Season 01, Episode 01 In Other News

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Sep 10, 2018
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In Other News Sep 10, 2018 As a child, Kate Ashby was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. She was adopted and brought up in Britain by Eve Ashby, a world-class international lawyer. Kate has long struggled to escape the shadow of her past, but is now returning to work as a legal investigator in the same chambers as Eve, under leading international lawyer Michael Ennis. Kate and Eve's relationship is strained to breaking point when a controversial militia leader, who had once fought to stop the genocide, is captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Eve takes on his prosecution at the International Criminal Court.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Looking at the Past

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Sep 17, 2018
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Looking at the Past Sep 17, 2018 Eve's case prosecuting Simon Nyamoya begins at the International Criminal Court, but a shocking incident changes everything. To try and uncover the truth behind these events, Michael Ennis launches a new case and turns to Kate for help. They will be defending Alice Munezero, a Rwandan government official and an old friend of Michael and Eve's. Alice stands accused of a historic war crime - the murder of a French priest in Rwanda in 1994.

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Season 01, Episode 03 A Ghost in Name

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Sep 24, 2018
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A Ghost in Name Sep 24, 2018 Still struggling with grief, Kate works with Michael to defend Alice Munezero from the charges laid against her in France. As shadowy forces try to prevent the truth being unearthed, Kate faces threats to her personal safety. Meanwhile Michael struggles with his health back in London. Can they both continue forward to gain an acquittal for Alice?

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Season 01, Episode 04 A Bowl of Cornflakes

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Oct 1, 2018
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A Bowl of Cornflakes Oct 1, 2018 Kate and Michael finish their work on Alice's case in France but are shocked when an indicted Rwandan and Congolese war criminal, Patrice Ganimana, implicated in the Genocide, arrives in the UK. Excited by the chance to prosecute him, Michael is unsettled to learn that an old rival is handling his defence. Meanwhile this new arrival prompts Alice Munezero to delay her own return to Rwanda. As difficulties multiply for an extradition of Ganimana to the International Criminal Court, Kate and Michael's relationship begins to fray.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Eyes of the Devil

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Oct 8, 2018
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The Eyes of the Devil Oct 8, 2018 Blake Gaines, who has been handling Ganimana's defence, seems in danger of falling foul of those paying his legal fees. Alice Munezero tells Michael, for the first time, of her connection to the Rwandan president - Bibi Mundanzi. Meanwhile, Kate's rift with Michael deepens, and she becomes increasingly driven to help extradite Ganimana to face justice.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Game's True Nature

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Oct 15, 2018
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The Game's True Nature Oct 15, 2018 Patrice Ganimana's warnings about Kate's safety are borne out when Kate and Alice are both attacked. But Kate, nevertheless, continues her search for the case file her mother had prepared against Ganimana years before. But are establishment forces somehow closing ranks to impede bringing Ganimana to justice?

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Season 01, Episode 07 Double Bogey on the Ninth

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Oct 22, 2018
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Double Bogey on the Ninth Oct 22, 2018 Kate and Florence return to the UK to continue the search for Eve Ashby's case file against Patrice Ganimana. But someone is ahead of them, stopping at nothing to kill and terrorise their way to the missing evidence. Meanwhile Michael in the UK, Alice Munezero in Rwanda and Eunice Clayton in the US believe the time has finally come to reveal the truth about a long-buried crime, which in turn exposes Kate to a dark truth about her own past.

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