Nnedi Okorafor Nigerian writer's novel "Who Fears Death" to be adapted into a TV series by HBO

HBO has optioned the storyline which was meant to be a feature-length film, into a television series, with George R.R. Martin as executive producer.

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It's no news that Award-winning Author, Nnedi Okorafor’s World Fantasy novel, "Who Fears Death" was being adapted into a live-action project.

What we did not see coming was the part where HBO options the storyline which was meant to be a feature-length film, into a television series, with George R.R. Martin as executive producer.

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Mind blown yet?

The author took to her Facebook page to share the news, writing,

“Note: This did not happen overnight. It’s been nearly 4 years coming.”

She adds much later in her post:

"I am very involved. I also know George well (we met in 2014 and stayed in touch); he’s been a sort of mentor to me through all this. and all those involved know what this story is; onyesonwu is in good good hands."

She also tweeted,

 

"Who Fears Death," tells the story of a woman, Onyesonwu, living in post-apocalyptic Sudan, where the dark-skinned Okeke people live as second class citizens oppressed and routinely murdered by the lighter-skinned Nuru.

Onyesonwu’s mother was an Okeke woman who was raped by her Nuru father who, like Onyesonwu, possesses a variety of magical abilities.

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So far, there has been no announcement as to when we can expect to see "Who Fears Death" on HBO, but we sure cannot wait to see this story come to life.

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