Netflix has revealed the first look for its new Nigerian series ‘Far From Home’ ahead of its December 16 release.
Written by award-winning scriptwriter Dami Elebe, the series tells the story of Ishaya, a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family whose dreams suddenly appear within reach when a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school in the country catapults him into the affluent world of Nigeria’s elite. But, unfortunately, a huge secret threatens Ishaya’s newfound status and, ultimately, his family’s safety.
The five-part series stars Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bolanle Ninalowo, Bucci Franklin, Bimbo Akintola, Linda Ejiofor, Chioma Akpotha, Femi Branch, Carol King and Ufuoma Mcdermott.
In addition, Mike Afolarin, Elma Mbadiwe, Genoveva Umeh, Gbubemi Ejeye, Olumide Oworu and Natse Jemide are part of the vanguard of rising stars.
According to media reports, filming for the Netflix original wrapped up principal photography earlier this year, two years after Inkblot Productions first announced the partnership.
Speaking about the series, co-creator of Far From Home and founder of Inkblot Productions Chinaza Onuzo said, “We’re excited to be partnering with Netflix to create this unique show on a global scale for and about young Nigerians.
“Working with such an amazing cast and crew to tell this unique story about making your way in the world and chasing your dreams no matter your status in life is such a privilege and honour.”
‘Far From Home’ premieres globally on December 16, 2022.