King of Boys: The Return of the King is Nigeria’s first original Netflix series. This Nigerian series will debut on August 27 and it joins the list of Netflix original series in Africa, led by Queen Sono, a South African spy drama which premiered in February 2020.
King of Boys was a hugely successful 2018 movie produced by Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba. It explained the story of Salami, a businesswoman who belongs to a clique of plunderers. It portrayed the dark behind-the-scenes machinations of politics in Nigeria, and resonated with viewers in the months leading up to the 2019 general elections.
The movie soon after its launch became even more popular after becoming available on Netflix in September that year and it is about to take a new turn with the launch of the anticipated series.
Veteran Nigerian actress Sola Sobowale will reprise her role as Salami in King of Boys. Sobowale was also a lead start in The Wedding Party, a 2016 romantic comedy produced by Adetiba that was a smash cross-over hit for Nollywood.
The new project retains some lead acts from the first King of Boys movie, while offering roles to a mix of familiar and rising actors.