How to watch 'Noughts and Crosses' season 2

Yes, it's back! Here's how to watch 'Noughts and Crosses' season 2 no matter where you are...

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If you want to know how to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2, you've absolutely come to the right place. The BBC series has finally returned after a two-year break, with the second season airing on Tuesday, April 26, before we get our teeth into what's coming to Netflix next month. 

The sci-fi drama is an adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s famous novel of the same name and debuted on BBC Three back in 2020, much to the delight of fans who had been waiting for a TV version of the dystopian Romeo and Juliet-style love story. 

Set in a fictional present-day London where the divide between the black elite and the white underclass is rife, the story follows star-crossed lovers Callum and Sephy, played by actors Jack Rowan and Masali Baduza in the BBC drama. 

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In the first season, we watched the two protagonists fall in love against all odds as Sephy is known as a “Cross”, a group of elites, while Callum is part of the “Noughts,” London’s lower class. As the couple's romance blossomed behind closed doors, they had to fight to keep it a secret from society.

The season ended with the shocking revelation that Sephy was pregnant with Callum's baby, forcing the couple to go on the run together to protect their family. Now, BBC has dropped Noughts and Crosses season 2, picking up where we left off. So if you need a genre switch up after binging Selling Sunset season 5 and Bridgerton season 2 in the past few weeks, this is the series for you/ 

Here's how to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2, no matter where you are in the world right now...

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How to watch 'Noughts and Crosses' season 2 in the UK:

If you're in the UK, then you can watch Noughts and Crosses on BBC iPlayer. Both the first and second seasons of the drama are available to view on the platform—all you have to do is make sure that you are registered for a free account using your UK home address. 

The second season of the show, which consists of four episodes (two less than the previous six-episode season) dropped on BBC iPlayer on Tuesday, April 26 at 10:40 pm GMT. 

How to watch 'Noughts and Crosses' outside the UK:

If you're currently outside the UK, you don't have to let your traveling restrict your TV time as there is still a way to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2. While the show does not air on a platform in the US or anywhere else outside the UK at the moment, those who have a BBC iPlayer account can access the streamer while abroad by using a VPN service.

A VPN is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and to change your IP address so your mobile, computer, or laptop thinks it's in another location. That means you can watch your favorite show, film or event—even if you’re away from home.

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