Nnedi Okorafor Announces New Television Production Company For Africanfuturist Projects

Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor is bringing more Africanfuturism to Hollywood via her new TV production company.

As Brittle Paper reports, Okorafor has announced via Facebook she is starting her own company, Africanfuturism Productions, Inc.

She also clarified that her company will focus exclusively on television series because, as she wrote in a Facebook response, “Film is too restrictive.”

No other information is out right now regarding the new company, but if Okorafor is behind it, we can probably rest assured that the projects it’ll back will change the game just as Okorafor’s own writing is changing the entertainment landscape.

Her novel Who Fears Death was optioned by HBO in 2017 for development with Games of Thrones‘ George R.R. Martin executive producing. Okorafor and Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu are also writing the script for Wild Seed, the film adaptation of Octavia Butler’s novel under development for Amazon by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions.

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