The Strolling Useless star Danai Gurira’s TV comeback cancelled earlier than filming
The Strolling Useless‘s Danai Gurira will not be making her TV comeback as deliberate it appears, now that HBO Max has introduced that it’s now not transferring ahead with drama collection Americanah.
The actor, whose character Michonne just lately left the aforementioned horror present, was set to function showrunner on the brand new outing, having written the pilot and obtained a 10-episode straight-to-series order on the US streaming service earlier this yr.
Gurira’s Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o was to entrance the undertaking. Newcomer Tireni Oyenusi, Zackary Momoh (Harriet), Corey Hawkins – who appeared reverse Gurira in The Strolling Useless – and Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba have been additionally onboard.
Based mostly on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the identical title, Americanah would have adopted Ifemelu (Nyong’o), a younger, assured lady who, throughout her teenage years in Nigeria, fell for her schoolmate Obinze.
As they grew older, nonetheless, the pair have been separated, as she headed for the US and located success and Obinze discovered himself dwelling an undocumented life in London.
He had hoped to hitch her within the states, however his journey was sophisticated by 9/11. In their very own lives, the previous couple are pressured to grapple with what it means to be Black in two very totally different environments.
In line with Deadline, the choice to not proceed with Americanah was made after a collection of delays surrounding COVID-19 and a bunch of prior work commitments meant that star and government producer Nyong’o was now not free to movie.”
The present was supposed to begin capturing in March, however manufacturing needed to be postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Strolling Useless will return to AMC within the US and FOX within the UK throughout 2021. UK viewers also can compensate for the present through NOW TV.