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June 12 - June 18
Soon on a screen near you...
...Netflix has signed a multi-title deal with prolific Nigerian producer Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife to create two original series. Among the highlights will be a film adaptation of “Death and the King’s Horseman,” a play by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, and a series based on Lola Shoneyin’s best-selling debut novel, “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.” It’s been a banner year for the Los Gatos-based streaming service’s African expansion. Earlier this year, Netflix dropped its first African original, “Queen Sono,” a South African spy series starring Pearl Thusi (“Quantico”), as well as the South African teen drama “Blood & Water,” which quickly climbed the streamer’s top 10 daily rankings across the globe, including the U.S. and the U.K. It also announced its first Nigerian original, an untitled sci-fi drama series helmed by veteran director Akin Omotoso (“Vaya”).(Courtesy Christopher Vourlias.)...
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