Established in a magical Yoruba kingdom, Iyanu follows a teenage orphan girl who spends her times studying the heritage and historic arts of her men and women but yearns for a usual existence.
However, just one day, responding to hazard, she unknowingly triggers her divine powers. With her recently identified superpowers, Iyanu joins forces with two other young people as they embark on a journey to find out the fact about the evil lurking about them.
According to Wide variety, the series will be developed and co-government made by Okupe who will also write and direct several episodes. Saxton Moore, Lion Forge head of productions, will serve as supervising director.
“When I set out to build ‘Iyanu’ for a worldwide viewers, I wished to acquire a environment that blended all the things I like about the fantasy style with the majesty and awe that is ancient West Africa,” mentioned Roye Okupe.
“On prime of that, working with Godwin Akpan, who illustrated the guides, as our artwork director and collaborating with a thoughtful studio like Lion Forge Animation that prioritizes authenticity and range, is further than belief.”
Other executive producers involve Doug Schwalbe, Carl Reed, Lion Forge’s David Steward II and Matt Heath, Effects X Capital’s Erica Dupuis and Forefront Media Group’s Ryan Haidarian whilst the writer’s place will be led by Brandon Easton.