A new Nigerian crime thriller series titled Shanty Town has been in the works at Netflix for some time now and finally, a release date has been revealed.
News of the feature film’s acquisition by the streaming service broke earlier this year and it has now been revealed that Shanty Town will debut on January 20, 2022.
Dimeji Ajibola the series’ director shared the exciting news on Instagram. He wrote, “The date is set. #shantytownthemovie is coming to @naijaonnetflix as Original Series. This is a win for the entire cast and crew. Congratulations.”
Shanty Town follows a group of courtesans attempting to escape the grasp of a notorious kingpin. Political corruption and blood ties make their escape an almost impossible goal. The series is written by Xavier Ighorodje and Donald Tombia and produced by Chinenye Nworah.
The series features several of Nollywood’s best and brightest including the likes of Chidi Mokeme as the series lead, with Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Saggy Bello, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Toyin Abraham supporting.
Check out a little teaser below;
Shanty Town will premiere on Netflix on January 20, 2023.