John Boyega partners with Netflix to produce more West & East African movies.


Netflix is not slowing down on it’s demand for more hyperlocal content as it expands its reach in Africa. The streaming giant recently released it’s first African original series Queen Sono and officially launched in Nigeria a few days ago. An unnamed Nigerian series, South African teen drama Blood & Water and animated series Mama K’s Team 4 are all set to land later this year. That’s not all, the platform has announced a partnership with Star Wars actor John Boyega and his company UpperRoom Productions.

The indie production house will be responsible for developing non-English language films focused on West and East Africa, based on “stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays and/or other elements in or around African countries.”

In an interview with Variety vice president of international film at Netflix, David Kosse, said, “Africa has a rich history in storytelling, and for Netflix, this partnership with John and UpperRoom presents an opportunity to further our investment in the continent while bringing unique African stories to our members both in Africa and around the world.”

Boyega co-founded UpperRoom in 2016. As we revealed last year, Boyega has also boarded the South African crime thriller God Is Good as executive producer and is overseeing the film’s soundtrack through his UpperRoom Records label.

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