Nnedi Okorafor's 'Binti' Is Being Developed Into a TV Series at Hulu
The award-winning novella is coming to a screen near you.
The three-part, science fiction novella will be adapted for screen under the studio Media Res. The script is being written by both Okorafor and writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who has previously written for Watchmen and The Morning Show amongst others.
Here is a full description of Binti via The Hollywood Reporter:
Binti is set in a technologically and socially advanced future. It tells the story of a brilliant and rebellious young woman who is destined to lead her community in Africa. But when she's admitted to the most prestigious academy in the galaxy, she chooses a different path and, rejecting her family's wishes, leaves her community behind in favor of the starry skies.
The book is the recipient of both a Hugo and Nebula award for Best Novella, which are awarded to standout books in the genre of science fiction.
The renowned author took to social media to share her excitement about being able to share the news about the upcoming series, writing "Finally, I can be public about it!" Several fans of the author have also expressed excitement about he news.
Finally, I can be public about it! We are adapting Binti into a TV series at @hulu. I’m co-writing the pilot with… https://t.co/g8mJYUMS5S— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi Okorafor, PhD)1579019127.0
Back in 2017, it was announced that a series adaptation of her novel Who Fears Death was in development at HBO, and that it would be executive produced by Game of Thrones author George RR Martin. In June of last year, she released her highly-anticipates memoir Broken Places, Outer Spaces.
No details yet on when the series will go into production, but we'll keep you updated as we learn more.
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