Amazon Prime Video announces ‘Jungle’, a new drama based on grime and drill

Showcasing the "amazing creativity of the UK’s drill, grime and rap music scenes"

Amazon has shared details of a new grime and drill-based drama series coming to its Prime Video streaming service.

Jungle, an original series produced by Nothing Lost that comprises six 30-minute episodes, is set to launch in 200 territories. A release date has not been announced.

No cast names have been unveiled yet, although Amazon confirmed to MusicWeek that some of the leading lights of the grime and drill in the UK are set to feature.

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Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with Nothing Lost on this brilliantly fresh and unique UK Amazon Original series.

Jungle will shine a light on the amazing creativity of the UK’s drill, grime and rap music scenes and hopefully empower a varied collection of British storytellers to create captivating content which reflects the diversity of the UK today.”

Junior Okoli and Chas Appeti, founders of Nothing Lost, added: “We can’t wait. This one’s super special for us so we’re just really excited for you guys to see it and experience the world we’ve created in Jungle. It’s so unique. And the talent and creativity we’ve been allowed to source for this project has just been through the roof, so yeah…This one’s going to be special. You’ll see.”

Jungle follows last year’s Netflix-produced third series of Top Boy, which counted rappers/artists Kano, Little Simz and Dave among its castlist.

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