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HBO Max Picks Up Kay Oyegun’s The Ancestor Starring Tika Sumpter – Produced by Michael B. Jordan

HBO Max Picks Up Kay Oyegun's <i>The Ancestor</i> Starring Tika Sumpter - Produced by Michael B. Jordan
Kay Oyegun’s The Ancestor starring Tika Sumpter and produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo’s Outlier Society has been picked up by HBO Max.

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Oyegun penned the psychological thriller that follows an African-American female (Sumpter) med student as she finds herself in a “timely psychological thriller premise in the tradition of Get Out.”

According to Comingsoon, “the spec script was reportedly the subject of a heated bidding war amongst various suitors with HBO Max winning the deal with a high six-figure offer.

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Sumpter addressed her excitement for the project via her Instagram.

“So grateful we followed our gut @kayoyegun. Grateful I get to produce and work with this dope group of folks. @michaelbjordan @alanaoyam @hbomax Thank you,” she wrote in a caption.

The Ancestor will be produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo’s Outlier Society alongside the banner’s Khaliah Neal, Oyegun and Sumpter, with Emily Gerson Saines attached as executive producer.

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