A TV adaptation of Nigerian-American writer Jordan Ifueko’s YA fantasy novel Raybearer is heading to Netflix.
But that’s not the best part of the news. According to Variety, the adaptation will be led by acclaimed director Gina Atwater, best known for her work in Westworld and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Atwater will serve as writer, director and producer for the series. The adaptation is the first project in a newly-signed multi-year deal with Netflix. Raybearer is reportedly in the early stages of development at Netflix and hails from Sugar23 and Macro Television Studios.
Raybearer pays homage to Ifueko’s heritage, drawing from West African oral stories and mythology. The novel traces the life of a child with a mysterious upbringing. It was one of Brittle Paper’s most notable reads in 2020.
There is no set date for the release of Raybearer.