Although no launch date for HBO Max has yet been announced, the upcoming streaming platform continues to announce the production of several bold new series. As deadline According to reports, will be one of the next projects Americanah, after the bestseller of the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Lupita Nyong & # 39; o (Us) will star and act as Executive Producer, while Danai Gurira (the Walking Dead) will be the showrunner for the miniseries and write the first episode.
Published in 2013, Americanah follows the life of Ifemelu, a confident young woman who grows up in Nigeria and falls in love with her classmate Obinze as a teenager. Her paths diverge as Ifemelu moves to the US, where she experiences the racist tensions that prevail in American society. In the meantime, Obinze wants to see her, but sees himself forced to go to London because of the hostile climate after the 9/11 attacks. There he becomes an undocumented migrant.
The novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was critically acclaimed after his publication for his exploration of social issues, especially in relation to identity and immigration. Lupita Nyong & # 39; o is particularly interested in the project: the Black Panther The actress acquired the adaptation rights for the book as soon as it was published. With ten episodes is the Americanah The miniseries will be released on HBO Max in the US in late 2020.
Article by: Eleanor Staniforth