Star Wars” actor John Boyega is partnering with through his UpperRoom Productions shingle. To develop non-English language films centered on West and East Africa.
The company said on Tuesday that the indie production house founded by the British-Nigerian thesp.“Will develop film projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays. And/or other elements in or around African countries.”
Two other African originals, the South African teen drama “Blood & Water” and the animated series “Mama K’s Team 4,” will premiere later this year.
“I’m thrilled to with Netflix to develop a slate of non-English language feature films focused on African stories, and my team and I are excited to develop original material,” said Boyega. “We are proud to grow this arm of our business with a company that shares our vision.”
However, regarding to this deal, the vice president of Netflix said “Africa has a rich history in storytelling. And for Netflix, this partnership with John and UpperRoom presents an opportunity to further our investment in the continent. While bringing unique African stories to our members both in Africa and around the world,”