The long anticipated sequel to the hugely successful Nigerian film King of Boys was finally assigned an August 27 released date. Unlike the first instalment which released in theatres, King of Boys 2: The Return of The King will debut on Netflix as a 7-part series. The news was met with plenty of excitement from fans, as many rate the prequel highly and have touted it to be the best Nigerian content on Netflix.
Ahead of its August 27 release, here are a few things you should know know about King of Boys: The: The Return of The King:
1. Production Timeline
Shooting commenced around September 2020 and ended on the 2nd of November, meaning principal photography lasted about 3 months.
The script for King of Boys 2 is more than 200 pages. Given this, it’s no surprise it was eventually turned into a 7-part series.
3. Return of Makanaki
Reminisce is set to reprise his role as Makanaki. Maka was the chief antagonist in the KOB 1 and met his death at the hands of Odogwu Malay (played by Illbliss) before the film ended. Odogwu had become an ally of the at-large Eniola Salami and had the first task of killing Makanaki to climb up the ladder of kings. He seemingly put numerous bullets in Maka’s body so it’s exciting to see how the filmmakers resurrect his character and fit him into this next chapter.
4. New Faces
Alongside seasoned Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim, Charles “Charly Boy” Oputa, Chioma “Chigul”, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and winner of the 2020 King of Boys Stay Home Challenge Tope Olowoniyan are some of the confirmed new additions to the cast.
5. Darker Plot
With elements of spirituality and dark magic sprinkled all over its teasers and behind the scenes revelations, KOB 2 is set to follow a darker and more twisted plot than the prequel.
6. Kemi Salami’s Possible Return
There is no info yet about Kemi Salami’s, Eniola’s adopted daughter (Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington) return. However, it might just be one of the biggest revelations of the sequel, and many fans have clamoured for it. After all, if Makanaki is coming back, why can’t Kemi also return?
King of Boys: The King is Coming will start streaming only on Netflix from the 27th of August 2021. Are you excited? What else do you think we might be seeing in the sequel?