Since the release of her debut novel in 2018, Akwaeke Emezi has moved to the class of celebrated Authors in the country. The book, ‘Freshwater’ has also had many reviews and has no doubt put Emezi in the spotlight. The novel was a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award, the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. Emezi is repped by the Wylie Agency and Sloss Eckhouse.
To follow up on the achievements of her book, FX Productions has that they are developing a TV Show based on the 2018 Novel. Productions are still at a very early stage, according to FX.
The series will focus on Ada, a Nigerian student in her final year of the university, as she discovers that she has three spirits living in her subconscious. The spirits eventually take control of her, while threatening to ruin her life and sanity. Emezi will write and executive produce the project along with Tamara P. Carter, who was previously a writer for the HBO series, The Leftovers and the Freeform series, The Fosters.