Date: 10th March 2020
John Boyega is partnering with Netflix through his UpperRoom Productions shingle to develop non-English language films centered on West and East Africa.
UpperRoom said it "will develop film projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays and/or other elements in or around African countries."
"I am thrilled to partner 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," commented Boyega. "We are proud to grow this arm of our business with a company that shares our vision."
"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," said David Kosse, VP of international film at Netflix.
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.
Source: Press Release