When PBS was fighting to bring the series back, Clarke was on the fence. She wanted more for her character, which in her mind included additional diversity in the writers’ room as well as historical consultants who could help the production better capture what life would have been like for Black British people in the Regency era. Clarke shared that Williams had her back in the fight. Eventually, the production made those changes, hiring consultants like Sharon Johnson, Steve Martin, and Paula Jayne Byrne. Clarke shared that through these consultants, “we were learning about this history of Black British people.”


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