Nigerian Filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu Will Direct Lupita Nyong’o HBO Max Series ‘Americanah’


Chinonye Chukwu known for directing and writing the death row drama ‘Clemency’, last year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner has been picked to direct the first two episodes of HBO Max’s Americanah.

Americanah will be a 10-episode limited series, written and showrun by Danai Gurira for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service set to launch soon. The series will so far will boasts a casts of Lupita Nyong’o, Zackary Momoh, Uzo Aduba and Corey Hawkins.

Plan B Entertainment is executive producing with Gurira, Nyong’o, Andrea Calderwood, Didi Rea, Danielle Del, Nancy Won and Erika L. Johnson.

“Americanah has sparked a cultural phenomenon and is revered by followers world wide. It has affected me deeply as one of the crucial transferring, socially related and romantic tales of our time. With distinctive expertise like Lupita and Danai in entrance of and behind the digital camera, this collection will give viewers a uniquely heartfelt and unforgettable expertise.” – Sarah Aubrey, head of authentic content material, HBO Max mentioned in an announcement.

The series is based off Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel and Nationwide Ebook Critics Circle Fiction award, Americanah. The book tells the story of Ifemelu, a Nigerian girl who immigrates to the USA to pursue a new life leaving her first love and already established life behind. Getting to America, she has to contend with what it means to be black within the submit 9/11 Western world. While her first love faces another faith.

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