It was announced last week that unfortunately Americanah will not be moving forward. There were scheduling conflicts so HBO dropped the project. It’s very sad news but I hope they can pick this project up again at a later time.
The limited series had been a longtime passion project of Lupita Nyong’o who was set to star in and executive produce the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name. Nyong’o’s Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira wrote the pilot and was to serve as showrunner.
According to sources, the decision to not proceed with Americanah was made after Oscar winner Nyong’o dropped out because of a scheduling conflict.
The show had received a 10-episode straight-to-series order at the streamer last year. It had been cast and ready to go when the coronavirus pandemic shutdown all production in March. The delays caused by the shutdown have scrambled the schedules of A-list talent who are usually booked a year or so in advance with little wiggling room.Source: Deadline
Congrats to the cast of Black Panther on their win for best Cast in a Motion Picture! I’ve added lots of photos from the event to the gallery. You can watch some videos below.
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Today Danai attended an event as The Walking Dead donated artifacts to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. She was joined by Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lennie James, and Scott Gimple. I’ve got some pictures in the gallery, a few videos and pictures from social media below. I’ll add more to this post as I find it!
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Just a quick heads up that Danai will appear on Live with Kelly & Ryan tomorrow morning at 10/9c on FOX (pre-recorded).
If you know of any confirmed appearances please let me know in the comments or by email!
Exciting news! Deadline is reporting that Danai has been added to the cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War!
This news comes just a few days after Marvel released the first Black Panther trailer (which received a whopping total of 89 million views in 24 hours).
Although no official information about her role in Infinity War has been released, it is expected that she will bring her Black Panther character Okoye, fierce warrior and leader of the Dora Milaje, to the upcoming Avengers sequel. Avengers: Infinity War is currently filming and is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.
I am SO proud of Danai and I can’t wait to see her kick some ass in both films!