- Oscar awards winning director Antoine Fuqua is set to direct the new international Shaka Zulu series
- Fuqua is a US film director who has worked on epic movies such as Training Day and The Equalizer
- US TV channel Showtime has commissioned the drama series based on the life of the late king of the Zulu nation
Oscar-winning director Antoine Fuqua will reportedly lead the new international Shaka Zulu series.
Fuqua is a US film director and producer, known across the globe for his work on the films Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, and The Equalizer.
According to media reports, US TV channel Showtime has commissioned an hour-long drama series based on the late king of the Zulu's life titled Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation.
The series is written by Odebunmi and Awosika and is rooted in actual events. It will tell the story of the Zulu empire chief Shaka and his unlikely rise to power.
TimesLIVE reports that Fuqua, in an interview with Deadline in 2016, said he wanted to make a movie about an African king or an African warrior.
In related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Gigi Lamayne called for the 1986 Shaka Zulu series to be put on Netflix. The award-winning Mzansi rapper wants the epic TV show to be streamed on Netflix so that late actor Henry Cele's family can benefit from it.
Cele won the hearts of many peeps with his acting skills and the way he slayed the role of Shaka Zulu in the series.
The musician took to Twitter on Heritage Day, 24 September to share that the series deserves a spot on Netflix. Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more. Gigi wrote:
"Put #ShakaZulu on @Netflix and give Henry Cele's family the royalties. Retweet till it gets to the Powers that be!"
Shaka Zulu is a 1986 South African television series that was directed by William C Faure and written by Joshua Sinclair for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The series consists of 10 episodes of approximately 50 minutes each in duration. It is based on the story of the king of the Zulus, Shaka.
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