Filmmaker Mo Abudu has commenced the production of Death and the King’s Horsemen, an adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s play.
The filmmaker made this known in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
Mo also added that she will be forever grateful to Soyinka for giving her the rights to the literature piece. She also announced that the film would be a Netflix exclusive.
“We started with Castle & Castle Season 2, we then went on to Chief Daddy 2, then the recently announced Blood Sisters and yesterday we started Principal Photography on something very dear and very special – Death and the King’s Horseman
“I will be forever grateful to Professor Wole Soyinka for giving me the rights to this most important and treasured piece of literature. I cannot wait for the world to see this feature film,” she said in parts.
The play was set in the 1940s, on a real incident that took place in Nigeria during the colonial era.The horseman of a Yoruba king was prevented from committing ritual suicide by the colonial authorities.