Roye Okupe’s graphic novel is getting a 2D animation after discovering a house at HBO Max. Iyanu: Child of Wonder is presently a Dark Horse/Youneek graphic novel collection that celebrates African tradition and is closely impressed by the Yoruba folks of Nigeria, their tradition, and myths. HBO Max together with Cartoon Network have collectively introduced the animation and will probably be overseen by Black-owned animation studio Lion Forge Animation.
Heavily influenced by the historical past and achievements of the Yoruba folks of Nigeria, Iyanu: Child of Wonder is ready within the magical kingdom of Yorubaland. The collection follows a teenage orphan woman, Iyanu, who spends her days finding out Yoruba historical past and historical arts however yearns for a standard life. One day, responding to hazard, she unknowingly triggers her divine powers, the likes of which haven’t been seen because the Age of Wonders. With newly found superpowers, Iyanu joins forces with two different youngsters as they embark on a outstanding journey to find the reality concerning the evil lurking in her homeland. Throughout her journey, she’ll uncover the reality about her previous, her parents and her final future to save lots of the world.
Yooneek Studios is a motion aimed to advertise African tradition and tales by media similar to graphic novels, animation and gaming. CEO of Yooneek Studios and Iyanu: Child of Wonder creator, Okupe, can be working carefully with the animation, writing and directing a number of episodes. Of the latest announcement he mentioned,
“When I set out to create ‘Iyanu’ for a global audience, I wanted to develop a world that combined everything I love about the fantasy genre with the majesty and awe that is ancient West Africa. On top of that, working with Godwin Akpan, who illustrated the books, as our art director and collaborating with a thoughtful studio-like Lion Forge Animation that prioritizes authenticity and diversity, is beyond belief.”
This addition to the streaming giants’ tasks indicators the rising inclusion of African storytelling on the worldwide stage. Lion Forge Animation can be financing and overseeing the project, and the top of manufacturing, two-time Emmy winner Saxton Moore, will function supervising director. Founder David Steward II believes that “the authenticity of the ‘Iyanu’ story means everything to us and aligns perfectly with our mission to create and deliver inclusive content to global audiences.” He continued, “a powerful means of accomplishing and sustaining this is through franchise building, and the depth and layers of the Iyanu world allow us to explore and create a beautiful universe on-screen alongside tremendous partners.”
If you want to get to know the story earlier than it’s animated you should purchase the graphic novels from Amazon.