The mini-series will tell five stories from within London's West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s, and Boyega stars in the episode 'Red, White and Blue', in which he portrays real-life Metropolitan Police officer Leroy Logan.
You can check out Boyega as Logan in the first-look image below.
Logan set out to change the Met Police from within after witnessing his father being assaulted by two policemen, and went on to receive an MBE in 2001 for his role in developing anti-racist policies for the police.
He retired as a superintendent in 2013 after a 30-year career in the force.
Boyega's episode was co-written by Courttia Newland and Steve McQueen, and also stars Steve Toussaint, Tyrone Huntley, Nathan Vidal and Jaden Oshenye, Deadline reports.
Meanwhile, the publication also adds that the other four films in the mini-series will be titled 'Mangrove', 'Lovers Rock', 'Alex Wheatle' and 'Education' – the first two of which were selected as part of the Cannes Film Festival line-up earlier this year.
Back in June, McQueen was critical of the UK entertainment industry for its "shameful" lack of diversity and representation.
"Last year, I visited a TV-film set in London. It felt like I had walked out of one environment, the London I was surrounded by, into another, a place that was alien to me," he said.
"I could not believe the whiteness of the set. I made three films in the States and it seems like nothing has really changed in the interim in Britain. The UK is so far behind in terms of representation, it's shameful."
Small Axe is set to premiere on BBC and Amazon later this year.
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