The British actor was named Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards
The upcoming series, titled You Don’t Know Me, is based on the 2017 crime thriller film of the same name by Imran Mahmood. Bustle first announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the miniseries back in November 2021, noting that they “will be heading to Netflix not too long after their UK release.” The series was released in full on BBC iPlayer in the UK on December 5, 2021.
Netflix is a place to go, whatever your mood. The streaming giant has a film ready for every mood and every season. And now the platform is back with a new British four-part courtroom series to keep you glued to your seats.
You Don’t Know Me: 5 Things You Need to Know About British Netflix Crime Series
What is “You Don’t Know Me” about?
Who is Samuel Adewunmi?
The British actor grew up on the Maiden Lane Estate just north of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, the same estate where ‘Tin Luck’ was filmed. He studied at the Identity School of Acting and was awarded Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards and received a Best Actor nomination for his role in the film The Last Tree (2019).
The actor has also appeared in television dramas such as The Watch (2020) as Carcer Dun, Angela Black (2021) as Ed/Theo, Born A King (2019) as Marzouq, Lucky Man (2018) as Kit . The actor’s exact name and age are not yet known, but we do know that his roots are in the UK. Samuel’s first appearance on television was The Missing in 2014. He was also nominated for Best Actor at the National Film Awards UK. Adewunmi played Benedikt in “Dixi”.
The series is a courtroom drama adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by Imran Mahmood. It was adapted for television by Tom Edge, author of “Vigil”. It’s about a young man accused of murder and the evidence is overwhelming. But at his trial, the man tells an extraordinary story.
The original synopsis reads: “Hero, a young man from south London, stands in the dock for murder. The prosecutor’s attorney presented him with damning evidence in the closing speech. Hero decides he wants to tell his own story and not the version of it. His attorney has decided it’s in his best interest and is exercising his right to give his own closing speech. He dismisses his attorney and declares to the jury that he is innocent, and shares a very different sequence of events that put a law-abiding car salesman in the frame of murder.”
Watch the show on Netflix June 17, 2022.