YETIDE BADAKI TO LEAD
EPIC TV SERIES ON WARRIOR QUEEN NZINGA OF AFRICA
It seems that beside series on Elizabeth and Catherine de Medici, Starz is preparing to offer us a series on another historical queen: Yetide Badaki has been cast
as the lead in their new series on African warrior queen Nzinga from Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight. QUEEN NZINGA takes place in 17th century Angola and follows her transformation from an innocent princess into a fearless warrior queen who rages a ferocious 40-year guerrilla war against the kingdom’s formidable enemies, and the cruel subjugation of her people by Portuguese slavers. Nzinga would come to sacrifice everything to defend her people’s dignity, liberty and freedom. Thrust into a kingdom ravaged by slavery, ferocious tribal wars and ruthless power struggles, Nzinga’s journey is thwart with danger at every turn. She faces a
brutal family blood-bath, ferocious battles intertwined with deceptive truces, hair-raising escapes, and depraved enemies. With every part of her that she sheds or is stolen from her, she moves one step closer to realizing her dream of freedom and peace for her people.
|Yetide Badaki has been set as the lead|
|The series will be produced by Steven DeKnight of Spartacus |