​“If you are a big tree, we are the small axe, sharpened to cut you down,” the song goes.

It’s from this Bob Marley and the Wailers song that this timely six-part anthology series, telling stories of Black pride and resilience, draws its title.

Small Axe, which also is airing on the BBC in the UK, stars Black Mirror and Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright, Star Wars’ John Boyega, Shaun Parkes, Malachi Kirby and more.

It’s directed by McQueen, who won the Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, and executive produced by Lucy Richer. It’s produced by Andrew Eaton and TRacey Scoffield’s UK-based Turbine Studios.


Client: Amazon Studios

Global Creative Director: Mark Scheider

Group Creative Director: Sarah Hamilton

Global Head Of Series Marketing: Alex Marinescu

Senior Creative Director: Julio Cabral

Brand Manager: Chris Golson

Campaign Manager: Molly Jacobs

Senior AV Producer: Liz Catullo

Manager Music Licensing: Gina White

Corporate Counsel Legal: Chelsea Severson

Agency: Mark Woollen & Associates

Creative Director: Scott Mitsui

Creative Producer: Chase Casanova

Creative Lead: Mark Woollen

Editor: Emily Kister

AV Finishing: Pixwel Llc

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