Nnedi Okorafor’s “Who fears Death” gets the greenlight from Game Of Thrones Creators

HBO has found material for a new flagship show

Written By Ehimenem Agweh

As Game Of Thrones, a global fantasy phenomenon that annually transports viewers to the middle ages where dragons are real and battles are fought with sheer might, comes to and end, HBO is already looking for fresh source material to replace the show’s centerpiece in the studio’s yearly roll out. At the moment, all indications point to sci-fi author Nnedi Okorafor whose novel, “Who fears Death.” is touted as the next flagship show for HBO.

“Who fears Death” is centered around a female protagonist, Onyesonwu who goes on a quest to defeat her sorcerer father was recently announced to be in the ‘series development stage’ by the author on Twitter. The award winning novel which was published in 2010 is currently in the hands of the studio which produces Game of Thrones and Westworld, HBO. At the head of production with Nnedi Okorafor for the series is the author of the series which spawned the Game of Thrones show, George R.R. Martin. The initial plan was for it to be a feature length film but that was scrapped in favour of a series.

Who fears Death is the story of a child who is the product of rape, exploring her magical abilities and finding the evil which seeks to kill her. Nnedi Okorafor has said that the story was created after she read an article on the rape and humiliation of women during the Darfur Conflict. The novel contains themes of rape, female oppression and circumstance. There is currently no release date for the series.

Feature Image Credit: Instagram/@Nnediokorafor

A journalist by training, Ehimenim is a lover of history, good books and Game of Thrones. For her, the real world is just another Westeros and everyone is a supporting character. Read and repeat is her motto. Give her a wave on Twitter @EAgweh.

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