Author Taiye Selasi, known for her novel “Ghana Must Go” and mentored by Toni Morrison, is working on a new comedy drama set in Lagos, Nigeria.
The project, titled “Victoria Island,” is an hour-long series that follows the journey of a Nigerian-American woman who returns to Lagos, having recently married an oil billionaire. She starts an event planning company with the help of her friends in the epicenter of global events.
Selasi will be the writer and executive producer through her production company, Cocoa Content. Nicholas Weinstock, an executive producer of shows like “Severance” and “Escape At Dannemora,” is also on board. Fremantle, the studio behind “American Gods,” and Known Associates Entertainment are part of this collaboration.
Selasi and Cocoa Content are represented by CAA and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, while Weinstock is represented by CAA and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP.
This project promises a fresh take on Lagos’s dynamic setting and the journey of a Nigerian-American woman in the world of event planning.
(Originally read on Deadline)