Genre-bending storyteller, Nnedi Okorafor is taking on a new creative project: a TV Series company for africanfuturistic shows. The multi-award winning author took to her social media to share the name of her new production company which could have been guessed by anyone, Africanfuturism Productions Inc.
Details around the company still remain scarce, she did note however, that the company would be focusing exclusively on television projects for the time being, as she considers film to be “too restrictive.”
Nnedi whose 2011 World Fantasy Award-winning novella Who Fears Death is being adapted for HBO by A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R.R. Martin, will also working alongside Viola Davis and Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, to adapt Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed into a television series under Amazon.
We kinda look forward to knowing and seeing more of Afrofuturism in pop culture.
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