John Boyega Signs Deal With Netflix To Create African Films

Actor, John Boyega and his Upper Room Productions company looks to take Nollywood to the next level. Recently the Star Wars actor signed a deal with Netflix to develop non-english films that will focus on west and east Africa.

“UpperRoom will develop film projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays and/or other elements in or around African countries,” Netflix states.

“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,” said Boyega in a statement. “We are proud to grow this arm of our business with a company that shares our vision.”

If anyone has been on Netflix recently, they have seen that their have been a good amount of African movies and series that have been added to the streaming platform. From Lionheart, Crazy People, Payday, The Accidental Spy and many many more.

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