Netflix orders hybrid docuseries From Nutopia and EP Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Netflix has given a two-season order to a hybrid docuseries about African Queens, from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Nutopia, with Pinkett Smith set to executive produce.

Written by Peres Owino (Bound: Africans vs African-Americans) and NneNne Iwuji (Yellow), the as-yet untitled series will focus on a different queen each season — starting with Cleopatra in Season 1 and Njinga in Season 2 — blending expert interviews and other documentary content with premium scripted docudrama/re-enactments.

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