Netflix Is Set To Order African Original Series In 2019


This year, Netflix really revealed its interest in promoting authentic African stories with its acquisition of Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart, the first Nigerian movie to become a Netflix original; and Chiwetel Ejiofor directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Genevieve Nnaji (Photo: Variety)

And of course, Netflix is now doubling down. According to the company’s vice president of international originals, Erik Barmack, the streaming platform plans to order original series from Africa next year, in addition to the shows already being produced in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

He said:

“We are in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa. It’s definitely the case that we’ll commission some series there…in 2019.

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