School Is In Session As Netflix Debuts First Nigerian Young Adult Series, Far From Home

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Leading streaming entertainment service, Netflix, announced the launch date of its first Nigerian young adult show, Far From Home. The five-part series produced in partnership with the renowned Inkblot Productions, concluded principal photography earlier this year and is primed for a December 16, 2022 global premiere exclusively on Netflix. 

Far From Home follows the story of Ishaya (Mike Afolarin), a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family whose dreams suddenly appear within reach when a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school in the country catapults him into the affluent world of Nigeria’s elite. All the while a colossal secret threatens Ishaya’s newfound status and, ultimately, his family’s safety.

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Far From Home combines an exciting ensemble of up-and-coming talents and established screen legends like Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bolanle Ninalowo, Bucci Franklin, Bimbo Akintola, Linda Ejiofor, Chioma Akpotha, Femi Branch, Carol King and Ufuoma Mcdermott. Mike Afolarin, Elma Mbadiwe, Genoveva Umeh, Gbubemi Ejeye, Olumide Oworu and Natse Jemide are part of the roster of rising stars. 

On the upcoming title release, co-creator of Far From Home and founder of Inkblot Productions Chinaza Onuzo says: “We’re excited to be partnering with Netflix to create this special show on a global scale for and about young Nigerians. Working with such an amazing cast and crew to tell this unique story about making your way in the world and chasing your dreams no matter your status in life is such a privilege and honour.”

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The acclaimed Nigerian scriptwriter Dami Elebe served as the series’ head writer, with Chinaza Onuzo, Erika Klopper, Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola as executive producers.

Other members of the Far From Home production team include executive producers Chinaza Onuzo, Erika Klopper, Zulumoke Oyibo, Damola Ademola; directors Catherine Stewart, Kayode Kasum, Kenneth Gyang; head writer Dami Elebe; and writers Dami Elebe, Nk’iru Njoku, Chiemeka Osuagwu, Jola Ayeye and Abosi Ogba.