Netflix’s onslaught on Nigerian content has moved to TV series. The streaming giant has so far acquired Obi Emelonye’s Crazy, Lovely, Cool and Ebonylife Film’s Sons of Caliphate, and joining that list is Africa’s first legal series, Castle & Castle.
The drama, directed by Tope Oshin, Niyi Akinmolayan and Kenneth Gyang, follows a happy couple, Remi (Dakore Egbuson-Akande) and Tega (Richard Mofe-Damijo), who run a successful legal firm in Lagos. Business and marriage often clash when the couple are on opposite sides of the law. Remi prefers to work with affluent clients while Tega is zealous about pro bono cases that impact society.
A pair of high-powered, successful lawyers find themselves defending opposite interests of the justice system, causing a strain on their happy marriage.
Castle & Castle stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Eku Edewor, Deyemi Okanlawon, Etim Effiong, Dorcas Shola Fapson and media personality, Denola Grey.
The hit show is one of Ebonylife Films’ TV Afropolitan projects that reflects “African issues, contemporary African life and African drama generally.” Ebonylife is also developing projects in other areas: Afro-futurism (Nigeria 2099), Afro-impact (Oloture), and Afro-history (The Dahomey Warriors).
Castle & Castle starts showing on Netflix this Friday.