US streaming platform, Netflix is set to kick off production for its very first original series to be headlined by Nollywood Director, Akin Omotoso.
Nollywood is the latest African film industry to join the Netflix and Africa collaboration spearheaded by Kenyan executive, Dorothy Ghettuba.
After months of speculation, the movie streaming platform has launched Netflix Naija with its first original series already in its preproduction stage.
Joining the Netflix Original series cast and crew are co-directors C.J. Obasi, Daniel Oriahi. Kemi Lala-Akindoju will be co-producing while Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Richard Mofe Damijo are among the production’s ensemble cast.
Tuesday’s major announcement follows months of speculations regarding a Netflix and Nollywood collaboration involving local filmmakers. A major move jostled by the massive success of Genevieve Nnaji ‘s Netflix collaboration on her directorial debut, ‘Lion Heart’ in 2018.