Kemi Adetiba says she never had to pitch the sequel of ‘King of Boys’, her 2018 movie, to Netflix.

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The film director, while speaking in an interview with This Day, said the streaming platform approached her for the project.

“I actually didn’t [pitch to Netflix]. Based on how well KOB 1 did on their service and the fanfare our KOB Army created, Netflix approached me with the idea to collaborate on a second installment,” Adetiba said.

“I mean. It’s Netflix! They took me to lunch on one of their visits to Nigeria. I was so nervous and I have to admit, I felt honoured that they asked to meet me one-on-one, saying they wanted to get to know me better.

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“Then during lunch, that said they were interested in a sequel and asked if I was working on one.”

The sequel to the 2018 crime drama debuted on August 27 as a seven-part series, receiving positive reviews.

 

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On the project, Adetiba said she initially didn’t intend to make a sequel to the first installment of the ‘King of Boys’ franchise.

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“I felt it was too much of a classic, and you could say I was too intimidated to even try. I had no original idea, and I was not going to force the process. KOB deserved more than that,” the film director added.

“But one day, I just happened to be chatting with my brother Remi Adetiba, who also produced the original KOB, and an idea just came into my heart.

“I remember, I jumped up and began pacing up and down the living room spilling this skeletal storyline.

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“He just sat there, shocked, and wouldn’t move. But, l said if I’m going to do this, I want to be able to tell a full and complete story. The amazing and complex KOB characters deserve this.

“And to do this, I would need enough time. This is what birthed the KOB series pivot.”



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