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[10/15/20 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 15
Updates include: HBO Max shutters "Americanah" after Lupita Nyong'o exit; Chris Nee adds trio of series at Netflix; and Charles Yu brings "Interior Chinatown" to Hulu.

[02/20/20 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 20
Updates include: Delroy Lindo in talks to lead "Harlem's Kitchen" at ABC; Michael Raymond-James to star in NBC's "La Brea"; and Rainn Wilson tapped for Amazon's "The Power."

[01/29/20 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 29
Updates include: NBC greenlights pilot for Dan Brown's Robert Langdon TV series; Sony Pictures Television pulls the plug on "The Mel Robbins Show"; and Rose Byrne attached to star in "Physical" for Apple TV+.

[01/15/20 - 02:59 PM]
Chinonye Chukwu to Direct First Two Episodes of HBO Max's Limited Series "Americanah"
Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel of the same name, "Americanah" is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.

[01/14/20 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 14
Updates include: The CW orders "Superman & Lois," "Walker" to series; Amazon passes on "People Just Do Nothing" import; and Corey Hawkins cast in HBO Max's "Americanah."

[12/17/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 17
Updates include: Syfy orders final season of "Van Helsing"; Morfydd Clark to play young Galadriel in Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings"; and AMC's "Lodge 49" fails to find new home.

[10/29/19 - 05:32 PM]
HBO Max Programming Highlights Unveiled at WarnerMedia Day
The company recaps all of its announced projects to date.

[09/13/19 - 12:14 PM]
HBO Max Orders Limited Series "Americanah" Starring Oscar(R) Winner Lupita Nyong'o Adapted for Screen by Tony(R) Award Nominee Danai Gurira
Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel of the same name, "Americanah" is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.







AMERICANAH (HBO MAX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/13/19 - 10/15/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10-episode limited series order rescinded on 10/15/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from WarnerMedia's press release, October 2019) Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel of the same name, Americanah is an epic love story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Corey Hawkins as Blaine
· Lupita Nyong'o as Ifemelu
· Tireni Oyenusi as Dike
· Uzo Aduba as Aunty Uju
· Zackary Momoh as Obinze
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrea Calderwood as EP
· Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as BOOK
· Chinonye Chukwu as DIR (Pilot)
· Danai Gurira as CRTR/EP
· Danielle Del as EP
· Dede Gardener as EP
· Didi Rea as EP
· Jeremy Kleiner as EP
· Lupita Nyong'o as EP
· Nancy Won as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· D2 Productions
· Eba Productions
· Plan B Entertainment
· Potboiler Television