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[03/16/21 - 02:37 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders Drama Series "Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation" Executive Produced and Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Rooted in actual events, the series tells the story of the Zulu Empire chief Shaka and his unlikely rise to power, uniting multiple tribes across vast stretches of Africa in the early 19th century to transform his power into legend, on par with history's most seminal figures.







SHAKA: KING OF THE ZULU NATION (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/16/21
STATUS:
previously in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, March 2021) SHOWTIME has announced that it has placed a series order for the hourlong drama SHAKA: KING OF THE ZULU NATION, executive produced and directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). An epic drama centered around one man's personal journey from stigmatized childhood to warrior king, the series is produced by CBS Studios, Propagate and Fuqua Films and created and written by Olu Odebunmi and Tolu Awosika (The Terminal List). They also executive produce with Ben Silverman and Rodney Ferrell of Propagate. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Rooted in actual events, SHAKA: KING OF THE ZULU NATION tells the story of the Zulu Empire chief Shaka and his unlikely rise to power, uniting multiple tribes across vast stretches of Africa in the early 19th century to transform his power into legend, on par with history's most seminal figures. In ferocious battles that test the body and soul, in alliances that test the bonds of love and friendship, a complex sociological system plays out that renders the human cost front and center, for the victors as well as the vanquished, all in an effort to carve out a semblance of identity, fulfillment and ultimately, survival.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Antoine Fuqua as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Gregory Lipstone as EP
· Howard T. Owens as EP
· Michael Callas as PROD
· Olu Odebunmi as CRTR/EP
· Rodney Ferrell as EP
· Scott Greenberg as PROD
· Spencer Medof as EP
· Tolu Awosika as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Studios
· Fuqua Films
· Propagate