Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are Adapting “Americanah”

Lupita Nyong'o. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9374759ch)

Two of Wakanda’s finest are teaming up on another project.

Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are set to be involved in the adaptation of the award-winning novel Americanah that came out in 2013.

New streaming service, HBO Max, has decided to order 10 episodes straight to series based on the story of Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who is forced to come to terms with the color of her skin when moving to the United States for college.

Americanah has been a passion project for me since I read Chimamanda’s beautiful novel in 2013,” Nyong’o said. “It’s a tale that is simultaneously timely and timeless. HBO Max is the perfect partner to bring this profound and celebrated story to life, and I’m thrilled that Danai will bring to the project her intelligence, wit, and understanding of the stories and the worlds of Americanah.

Nyong’o will star in the lead role of Ifemelu, with Gurira taking on showrunning duties. Both Black Panther stars will also executive produce.