Netflix & Inkblot Productions Announce New Coming-Of-Age Series, ‘Far From Home’

Mark your calendars: December 16

Netflix, the renowned streaming entertainment service, has announced the launch date of its first Nigerian Young Adult show ‘Far From Home.’ Produced in partnership with the renowned Inkblot Productions, the five-part series, which concluded principal photography earlier this year, is set for a global premiere exclusively on Netflix on December 16, 2022.


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Far From Home follows the story of Ishaya (Mike Afolarin), 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. All the while, a huge secret threatens Ishaya’s newfound status and, ultimately, his family’s safety. The trio of Catherine Stewart, Kayode Kasum and Kenneth Gyang directed the series.

Far From Home features up-and-coming talents such as Mike Afolarin, Elma Mbadiwe, Genoveva Umeh, Gbubemi Ejeye, Olumide Oworu and Natse Jemide. It also has the presence of well-known talents the likes of 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.

Inkblot Productions is behind several Nollywood flicks such as The Wedding Party (1 & 2), The Set Up (1 & 2), Up North, Quam’s Money and The Perfect Arrangement. “We’re excited to be partnering with Netflix to create this special show on a global scale for and about young Nigerians,” co-creator of Far From Home and founder of Inkblot Productions Chinaza Onuzo says. “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.”

The acclaimed Nigerian scriptwriter Dami Elebe (The Men’s Club, Skinny Girl In Transit, & Rumour Has It) served as the series head writer, with Chinaza Onuzo, Erika Klopper, Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola as executive producers.

Watch the announcement video for ‘Far From Home’ and get an exclusive first look at the cast below.

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