On August 15, 2023, Netflix Nigeria announced on its socials that new Nollywood films and shows will drop in the last quarter of the year.
The new releases are films and shows adapted from other original movies. Although they’re still in different production stages, we can start to anticipate these titles.
The Black Book
The Editi Effiong-directed crime thriller follows the story of a man who seeks justice after a corrupt racket of policemen murdered his only child. The movie features OG Nollywood actors like Sam Dede, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and new school guys like Olumide Owuru and Denola Grey.
Anikulapo: The Series
A follow-up to the acclaimed Nollywood epic, Anikulapo, released in 2022. It’s coming in four episodes with actors Kunle Remi and Sola Sobowale reprising their roles. New cast members include Gabriel Afolayan and Layi Wasabi.
Ijogbon is also coming from the stables of Kunle Afolayan via his production company, The Golden Effects Pictures. It’s a tale of four teens who saw a pouch of diamond and kept it. But they had to deal with the severe consequences that followed.
As Nigerians living in Nigeria right now, we doubt anyone who stumbles on diamonds would leave them and face their front either. Anyway, we look forward to what Gabriel Afolayan, Ruby Akubeueze, Fawa Aina (Ikorodu Boiz) have for us in Ijogbon.
Six friends attempt to escape a major coup and pandemonium in Niger Delta as stowaways on a ship sailing to South America.
Blood Vessel is directed by Moses Inwang (Merry Men 2
WAR: Wrath and Revenge
War and Revenge is a show and spin-off from Sons of the Caliphate movie. This drama follows Binta, a governor’s wife, who would spill blood to see her husband succeed and climb to the top ranks of power. Now the husband is about to take a second wife. What the hell do you think she’ll do to protect her marriage? We’ll find out.
Oloture: The Series
This follow up to the Oloture movie will see the young and traumatized journalist Oloture continue her undercover journalist role across African countries like Niger and Libya. It is set to premiere in the last quarter of 2023 and early 2024.
To Kill A Monkey
This is a crime-thriller series written and directed by Kemi Adetiba (King of Boys, King of Boys: The Return). To Kill A Monkey (TKAM) is, according to Kemi, “a crazy story” that came to her on the morning of her wedding engagement. The show is produced by Kemi Adetiba and features actors like William Benson, Bimbo Akintola, Bucci Franklin and Chidi Mokeme. TKAM just kicked off production, but we can’t wait to grab a seat and sit with it when it comes out.