Following the debut of 'Desperate Housewives Africa', EbonyLife is set to produce African adapted versions of more blockbusters.
EbonyLife TV is set to produce African adapted versions of epic and biblical blockbusters like Cinderella, Robin Hood, Romeo and Juliet, The Prodigal Son, David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah among others .
Following the production of Desperate Housewives Africa, which is based on the multiple award winning ABC Television drama hit series, Desperate Housewives, EbonyLife TV is set to launch more compelling drama with titles and storylines popular to Africans.
The TV network is currently in development of the production of the above listed familiar titles.
Auditions for some of these will begin in July, while production is to commence later this year.
Speaking on the development, Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV says,
“It’s a space we have occupied and wish to own. The world loves drama and can’t resist the iconic ones. At EbonyLife TV, we are determined to continue to offer the world the best of drama, made in Nigeria, made in Africa, for a global audience.
The best ideas are the simple ones, so our plan is to take those stories and those characters that people are familiar with … those that have a legacy, give their stories an unusual but compelling twist; situate them in our modern African context; let them walk where we walk; let them live where we live; face the temptations and peculiar challenges that we face; fight the battles we fight and celebrate their triumphs the way we do. That’s what this is all about.”