Nigerian award-winning writer, Nnedi Okorafor is set to open a film production company solely focused on Afrofuturist shows. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the acclaimed Afrofuturist shared the news on her facebook page @Nnedi Okorafor. She wrote, “Africanfuturism productions, inc.”
Afrofuturism is a movement in art, literature and music that exploration the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. The news drew excitement from her fans who took to the comment section to get more details on the project. One user, George Ryman asked, “Wow, for real? like African futurism movies?”
In her reply, Okorafor confirmed the news but explained that the company will be focused on TV shows as they were less restrictive compared to films. She said: “one word – for real. TV series are my focus right now. Film is too restrictive.”
NAN reports that Okorafor is currently writing the script for Viola Davis’ ‘Wild Seed’slonfside ‘Rafiki’ director, Wanuri Kahiu.
In July 2017, Okorafor announced via Twitter that ”Who Fears Death” was picked by HBO to become a TV series. Novelist and ‘Game of Thrones’ producer, George R.R. Martin, is on the project as an executive producer