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If You're Still Missing 'Chewing Gum,' Don't Fret, Michaela Coel Has Two New Netflix Projects In the Works

Michaela Coel is working on two top-secret projects for Netflix, reports Screen Daily.

We're still not over the fact that Chewing Gum may never return for a third season either, but it seems like our girl Michaela Coel plans to hold us down with two upcoming projects set to premiere on Netflix.


According to a recent profile on the British-Ghanaian show runner in Screen Daily's 'Stars of Tomorrow 2017,' Coel is currently developing two new projects for the streaming service.

The profile reads:

Coel is now shooting the first of two top-secret projects for Netflix. The first is a drama with the BBC that is in production until December, while the second is a dark comedy Coel is writing, directing and producing, and in which she will also star. It will shoot in London.

Coel is also set to star in her first feature-length film, Been So Longan upcoming musical and love story set in the vibrant streets of Camden.

In the profile, the multitalented actress also shares the motivation behind her work:

I enjoy being part of incredibly well-written scripts that are pushing boundaries in terms of our perception of women and of ethnic minorities but not hammering it home," the actress explains. “In order to do that, the story has got to come from the soul and the heart of the writer. That's very important to me.

You can read Coel's full profile in Screen Daily, here.

Details about when the the two projects will drop haven't arrived yet, but, honestly, we're just excited about the prospect of seeing more Michael Coel on our screens. No complaints here!

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Egypt's Second Netflix Original Is Set to Star Satirical Puppet Abla Fahita

The popular character will try her hand at a scripted series that chronicles her path to stardom.

Netflix's continued effort to commission more originals from the continent has yielded another series from Egypt in development, Deadline reports.

The streaming platform is set to produce a comedy drama in collaboration with popular satirical puppet Abla Fahita, production company OKWRD, ASAP Productions and Amin El Masri as executive producer. This will be the second Netflix original to come from the country.

The show will chronicle Fahita's journey to stardom and how her life was turned upside down following it. Deadline notes that this will be the first time the character will be acting in a scripted series.

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'Less of a Controversy and More of a Misunderstanding,' Oscar Committee Responds to 'Lionheart' Disqualification

"If you're submitting for something as important as an Academy Award, I would think you should look at the rules," says committee co-chair Larry Karaszewski of the backlash surrounding the Genevieve Nnaji film's ineligibility.

The Oscar's International Film Executive Committee has responded to the backlash stemming from the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji's Lionheart—which was Nigeria's first-ever Oscar submission.

Speaking with Deadline, the committee's co-chair Larry Karaszewski, called the situation "less of a controversy, and more of a misunderstanding."

He clarified the Academy's rules, stating that despite the change in name from "Best Foreign-Language Film" to "Best International Feature Film," earlier this year, the rules for the category remain the same: film's must be predominantly in a language other than English. Lionheart, which runs for 95 minutes, contains just 11 minutes of Igbo dialogue.

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Three Protesters Killed During Anti-Government Demonstrations in The Gambia

These are the first deaths to be reported since the protests against President Adama Barrow began.

Ongoing anti-government protests in The Gambia have turned deadly. Aljazeera reports that this past Sunday, three protesters were killed while protesting for President Adama Barrow to resign. These are the first reported deaths since the protests began a few months ago.

Several other protesters were injured after the police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the massive crowds.

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Grammys 2020: Performers Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle In Traditional Eritrean Attire

During a Grammy tribute, featuring John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Meek Mill and more, a group of dancers paid homage to the late rapper's Eritrean heritage, by sporting traditional garb.

The 2020 Grammys have been one of great reflection, as various artists and public figures that we've lost recently have received tributes.

One of the artists commemorated tonight was the late Eritrean-American rapper, Nipsey Hussle who was killed in March of last year in his hometown of Los Angeles. His tribute featured performances from artists like John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, as well as fellow LA rappers YG and Roddy Rich.

The tribute opened with a heartfelt performance from Meek Mill. Later, during a rendition of their collaboration "Higher," DJ Khaled and John Legend brought out a group of dancers dressed in traditional zurias and other Eritrean attire—a tribute to the late rapper's unique heritage. "I'm half American and half Eritrean—as much as I am a black person from America, I am a black person from Africa too," Nipsey once said in an interview.

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