EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Freevee has granted a series approval to a coming of age drama. Queen Sono creator Kagiso Lediga and writer Camilo Saloojee, Skybound Galactic, a part of Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, Johannesburg-based producer Diprente and Sony Pictures Television.
The eight-episode series was created by Lediga & Saloojee Untitled Kagiso ledigaThe series follows Ella Gardner’s life as she moves from Oakland, California to Johannesburg South Africa to be with her father and new family. Ella will be immersed in a complex culture and world that she does not know about.
Lediga wrote the series and also directed Saloojee Meja Shoba Christopher Steenkamp and Nomawonga Khumbalo. Diprente’s Lediga and Tamsin Andersson executive produce with Skybound’s, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst. Skybound Galactic is producing the series. Diprente is handling international distribution. Sony Pictures Television manages international distribution.
Lediga directed the show, while Saloojee wrote. Queen Sono, Netflix’s first African series, which aired for one season. Lediga was also a director and writer on ABC’s comedy series. The MayorAs well as a cult favorite Pure Monate Show, Loyiso Gola’s Late Nite NewsAnd The Bantu Hour.
Saloojee was also a writer. The Mayor, Late Nite News With Loyiso GolaAndThe Bantu Hour.