‘Americanah’ Not Moving Forward After Lupita Nyong’o’s Departure

‘Americanah’ Not Moving Forward After Lupita Nyong’o’s Departure

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The limited series Americanah, based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will no longer be going forward due to Lupita Nyong’o leaving the project.     Although this was a longtime project of Nyong’o’s, the oscar winner had to drop out due to scheduling issues. The adaptation was slated for a ten-episode, straight-to series order on HBO Max last year. It had already been fully cast, but the outbreak of Coronavirus shut production down in March. These delays had jumbled the schedules of the stars involved, eventually leading to Nyong’o dropping out. Nyong’o was also going …