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FX developing Akwaeke Emezi’s “Freshwater” into a Series



Akwaeke Emezi‘s debut novel “Freshwater” is currently being developed for a series by FX.

According to Variety, the series focuses on Ada, a Nigerian student in her final year of college who finds out that she has three spirits living in her subconscious. They eventually take control of her, threatening to ruin her life and sanity.

Akwaeke will serve as writer and executive producer for the project, along with Tamara P. Carter.

Akwaeke announced the news on Instagram, writing:

carter + emezi, by the phenom @kingtexas ??✨? i am utterly delighted to share that we’re working with @fxnetworks (and the execs who brought you @atlantafx!) on FRESHWATER, the series ??? so honored to be both writing + executive producing this project with the brilliant force that is @tamarapcarter ? we’re incredibly hype for this journey! send us all the good vibes + inshallah, we’ll be bringing ada, asughara, and saint vincent to your screens before you know it ✨? #freshwaterseries

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