John Boyega is partnering with Netflix through his UpperRoom Productions to bring non-English language films to both West and East Africa. The announcement was made on Tuesday mentioning the following, “will develop film projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays and/or other elements in or around African countries.”
Two other African originals, the South African teen drama “Blood & Water” and the animated series “Mama K’s Team 4,” will premiere later this year.
“Africa has a rich history in storytelling, and for Netflix, this partnership with John and UpperRoom presents an opportunity to further our investment in the continent while bringing unique African stories to our members both in Africa and around the world,” said David Kosse, VP of international film at Netflix.
Last year, Boyega also boarded the South African crime thriller “God Is Good” as executive producer and is overseeing the movie’s soundtrack through his UpperRoom Records label.
“I am thrilled to partner with Netflix to develop a slate of non-English language feature films focused on African stories, and my team and I are excited to develop original material,” said Boyega. “We are proud to grow this arm of our business with a company that shares our vision.