“Americanah” Series Will No Longer Move Forward At HBO
Production for “Americanah” series off the book of the same name written by Chimamanda Adichie has been put on hold permanently. The much-anticipated 10 episode series was being produced by HBO.
According to Variety, work on the series was put off due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Production was due to begin during the first quarter of the year but was held off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The now aborted show had for executive producers Lupita Nyono and Danai Gurira.
However, Nyongo dropped out of the project due to a clash with her other projects.
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The series was to star Uzo Aduba, Corey Hawkins, Zackary Momoh Tireni Oyenusi. Nyong’O was billed to play the lead character, Ifemelu.
Lupita first revealed she’d bought the right to Americanah in 2014. She also annouced she will be making it into a series in 2018.
The Novel Americanah written by renowned novelist Chimamanda Adichie follows the story of Ifemelu, a young Nigerian girl. The writer captures her coming of age, her relationship with high school love Obinze, and grappling with racism in America.
The book was released in 2013 and soon gained worldwide prominence. It is Chimamanda Adichie’s third full novel after Purple Hibiscus and Half of A Yellow Sun.
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