Following the success of her afro-futuristic novels, Nnedi Okoroafor sealed her fate as a successful writer, when she landed opportunities to work with Marvel and Game Of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin.
Well, it looks like the Nnedi Okoroafor reign just won’t let up as she will be working on the script of Viola Davis’ upcoming series, Wild Seed. Viola Davis is set to adopt an Octavia Butler novel for television for Amazon Prime Video, under Juvee Productions, a company run by Davis and her husband.
The series will be scripted by Nnedi and Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, who will also be directing. Deadline reports show’s premise as a tale of love (and hate) between two African immortals who travel the ages:
Doro, a killer who uses his power to breed people like livestock, encounters Anyanwu, a healer who forces him to reassess his millennia of cruel behavior: for centuries, their personal battles change the course of our world as they struggle against the backdrop of time — master vs slave, man vs woman, killer vs healer.
Like we have said countless times, it really is an exciting time for women in film, given the rise of talented female filmmakers at home and abroad. What’s more, it’s a privilege to witness one of the world’s best actresses, Viola Davis working together with Nnedi – an established sci-fi writer and Wanuri, the brilliant director behind the LGBTQ film, Rafiki. Given this, we definitely can’t wait to see the magic they will create.
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