It seems the TV adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s award-winning “Americanah” starring Lupita Nyong’o, will no longer happen at HBO Max.
As we all know, the coronavirus pandemic caused a lot of things to shut down, which also delayed the production of the series. This made Lupita drop out of the production due to scheduling conflict, Variety reports.
The show had received a 10-episode straight-to-series order at the streamer last year. The 10-episode series was scheduled to star Lupita Nyong’o, Zackary Momoh, Uzo Aduba and Corey Hawkins, and writer, Chinonye Chukwu will direct the first two episodes.
In February, Lupita was hosted to dinner with the entertainment industry in Lagos, with the Oscar winner sharing her plans for the series, including the fact that she’ll be learning Igbo and pidgin.