2015 hit Nollywood movie -Fifty, which broke box office records and had lots of people talking, is coming back screens as a TV series.
The EbonyLife TV production which emerged the highest ever weekend for a Nigerian film with 20 million Naira in a holiday weekend, is set for production in the fourth quarter 2016.
The series will follow the plot of the movie which chronicles the lives of four fifty-year-old women living in Lagos. There have been no details on returning cast.
“Fifty” stars Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Emmanuel Ikubese, Kemi Lala Akindoju, among others.
‘Fifty’ captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper-middle-class neighborhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos.
Tola is a reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance thanks to an invidious family secret.
Elizabeth is a celebrated obstetrician whose penchant for younger men has estranged her from her daughter.
Forty-nine-year-old Maria has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy and Kate’s battle with a life-threatening illness has plunged her into a religious obsession.
“Fifty” was produced by Tope Oshin Ogun, with Malcolm McLean as director of photography.
Season 1 of FIFTY: The TV Series is set for production in the fourth quarter 2016 and writing has already commenced.