Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo will star within the sequence, with Danai Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner.
Danai and Lupita will each government produce, with Nyong’o producing beneath her Eba Productions banner. Plan B Leisure may also produce, with Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Tv, Didi Rea and Danielle Del of D2 Productions.
“Americanah,” tells the story of Ifemelu, a younger, lovely, confident lady raised in Nigeria, who as a young person falls in love along with her classmate Obinze. Residing in a military-ruled nation, they every depart for the west, with Ifemelu heading for America, the place, regardless of her educational success, she is pressured to grapple for the primary time with what it means to be black. Quiet, considerate Obinze had hoped to be part of her, however with post-9/11 America closed to him, he as a substitute plunges right into a harmful undocumented life in London.
Lupita revealed, “‘Americanah’ has been a passion project for me since I read Chimamanda’s beautiful novel in 2013. It’s a tale that is simultaneously timely and timeless. HBO Max is the perfect partner to bring this profound and celebrated story to life, and I’m thrilled that Danai will bring to the project her intelligence, wit, and understanding of the stories and the worlds of ‘Americanah’.”
Danai Gurira stated, “Through ‘Americanah,’ Chimamanda brought the African female voice into mainstream consciousness in an unprecedented way. It is intellectually incisive, indicting, yet full of humor, and riddled with humanity. She makes unheard voices familiar, universal and yet palpably specific. I am honored to bring her incredible novel to life on the screen. I’m thrilled to collaborate once again with Lupita who brings her astounding ability as a performer and producer shepherding this project, along with HBO MAX’s unbridled enthusiasm to bring this groundbreaking narrative to the TV audience.”