Small Axe is based on the real-life experiences of London's West Indian community and is set between 1969 and 1982.
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It has been reported that Steve McQueen began working on the idea for Small Axe in 2010, and that some form of the series was in development since 2012. While the series was initially conceived as a conventional television series with a serialized story, McQueen realized during development that he had sufficient material to make several distinct films. See more