Kunle Afolayan, the Nigerian filmmaker and producer has disclosed that the American subscription streaming service, Netflix, wants him to make his latest movie, Anikulapo as a series.
GoldenNewsNg reports that Afolayan disclosed this in an interview with Guardian UK which was published on Friday, expressing that he originally wanted to make the movie as a series but changed his mind.
He said, “Right now, Netflix is the one urging me to start making the series. I knew we made a great film and that it’d start conversations, but I didn’t know it’d do as well as it has done.
“I’ve been working on Aníkúlápó for six years. Originally, I wanted to make a series, but I shopped it and kept telling people that this movie would be bigger than Game of Thrones.
“Eventually, Netflix told me to make a movie first since I believed in the project that much, and if it became a success, we’d develop a series.”
Recall that ‘Anikulapo’ became the most-watched non-English film on Netflix, with a cumulative 8.7m streaming hour after a week of the movie being premiered on September 30, 2022.