Netflix has released the new Nigerian young adult series “Far From Home.”
The TV series which was written and created by Chinaza Onuzo and Dami Elebe, the five-episode series follows protagonist Ishaya, whose dreams take him to the glitzy prestigious A-level school Wilmer Academy. Instead, he is faced with danger, deception, wealth trappings, and social hierarchy dynamics while battling a huge secret that threatens his newfound status and his family’s safety.
The Inkblot-produced limited series features an eclectic mix of Nollywood’s formidable talents, including Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Bimbo Akintola and Carol King, alongside rising stars Mike Afolarin, Genoveva Umeh and Natse Jemide.
Speaking about the series, Dami Elebe, series director and writer, said,
“We wanted to create a young adult drama series that captures issues that young people face. We dive deep into topics such as depression and bullying while demonstrating the power of one having a dream and stopping at no cost to achieve it.”
Far from Home is available on Netflix only.