Uzo Aduba has just landed a new role!
Variety has reported that the Orange Is The New Black star will star alongside Lupita Nyong’o in the television adaption of Americanah.
The 10-episode limited series will premiere on HBO Max. Americanah is based on the best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
It tells the story of a teenager named Ifemlu (will be portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o) in Nigeria who falls in love her with a classmate named Obinze (will be portrayed by Zackary Momoh). Aduba will star as Ifemelu’s aunt, Aunty Uju.
Check out Lupita’s excitement on Uzo Aduba joining the cast!
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) December 18, 2019
In addition, the feature piolt of the limited series was witten by Danai Gurira, she will also serve as the showrunner.
Americanah will premiere on HBO Max in 2020. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be tuning in!