The show is part of a multi-title partnership between Netflix and Nigerian production company EbonyLife Studios.
Netflix has released the trailer for its first Nigerian Original series titled Blood Sisters.
This four-part crime thriller, directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang, is slated to release globally on May 5.
The show is produced by Nigerian production company EbonyLife Studios, founded by Mo Abudu. Blood Sisters is Abudu’s latest project for Netflix as part of her multi-title deal with the platform.
The series revolves around intra-family connections, physical and substance abuse, love, commitment and relationships, as well as the test of friendships under difficult situations.
Set in Lagos, Blood Sisters follows a Nigerian wedding where the bride, who is fed up of being beaten up by her partner, accidentally kills the groom the night before their big day.
Bound by a dangerous secret, best friends Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime) are forced to go on the run after a wealthy groom disappears during his engagement party.
An official description read “Blood Sisters” as “an ode to life in the city [of Lagos] as it brilliantly juxtaposes the various socio-economic divides in Africa’s most famous commercial and social hub.”
Blood Sisters features screen veterans Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo, Segun Arinze, and Joke Silva as well as superstars Nancy Isime, Ini Dima-Okojie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Wale Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan, Kehinde Bankole, Daniel Etim Effiong, Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey, Maurice Sam, Ibrahim Suleiman, Toke Makinwa, and Okey Uzoeshi.