Viola Davis Is Developing a Series Based on Octavia Butler's 'Wild Seed' With Nnedi Okorafor And Wanuri Kahiu
The series, based on Butler's 1980 novel, will tell the story of "two African immortals who travel the ages from pre-Colonial West Africa to the far, far future."
Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis will team up with Nigerian sci-fi author Nnedi Okorafor and Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu for an upcoming series adaptation of Octavia Butler's 1980 novel Wild Seed, which is being developed by Amazon under Davis' and Julius Tennon's JuVee Production company.
Okorafor and Kahiu, who are both OkayAfrica 100 Women 2019 honorees, will write the series together, and Kahiu is also slated to direct. The Rafiki filmmaker, took to Twitter to share her excitement over the news. "Dream project alert," she wrote. "See God!"