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HBO Max Orders Drama ‘Americanah’

Ten Episodes Ordered

HBO Max has announced a straight-to-series order for drama “Americanah,” starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyono’o. 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 has sparked a cultural phenomenon and is revered by fans around the world. It has affected me deeply as one of the most moving, socially relevant and romantic stories of our time,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “With exceptional talent like Lupita and Danai in front of and behind the camera, this series will give viewers a uniquely heartfelt and unforgettable experience.” 
Ten episodes of “Americanah” have been ordered.