EK782 Films To Adapt Adesuwa Nwokedi’s “The Marraige Class” Into A TV Series
Producers Enyi Omeruah and Stephen Strachan will oversee the development for EK 782 Films while Eno Udo-Affia will write.
Film production company, EK 782 Films has optioned film and TV rights to Adesuwa O’man Nwokedi’s 2023 bestselling novel, The Marriage Class. The project is now in development with Lagos-based screenwriter, Eno Udo-Affia adapting the novel into a six-part drama.
Founded by Enyi Omeruah and Stephen Strachan, EK 782 Films is a new production company based in the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria. The company is dedicated to producing, financing, and distributing quality films and TV that speak to the powerful cultural movements arising in the cities of Lagos, Johannesburg, Dubai and Riyadh.
The Marriage Class is story is set in the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria, and explores the lives of a group of couples who take the same marriage counseling classes before going to the altar and find themselves at a crossroads in their relationship with one key question - ‘will they or won’t they?’
Explaining the project’s origins, EK 782 Films’ Omeruah, commented “I read Adesuwa’s novels last year and fell in love with the characters and world she created in modern-day Lagos. Nigeria is a society of hyper-transformation and Adesuwa brilliantly captures the dilemmas, anxieties and difficulties of relationships and marriage in the most exciting city in the world.”
Due to popular demand The Marriage Class has recently been republished for its second run in paperback and can be found at Roving Heights, Book Peddler, Buchstor Books BookNook, The Word Playce and Boldoz Bookstores.
According to Udo-Affia, who has just completed her debut stint as head writer for an eight-episode drama with a European broadcaster, “The second I was given The Marriage Class, I read it in one night. Adesuwa’s novel tackles the most vital issue of the day, marriage. It’s a high-stakes choice in any culture but especially in Nigeria where we elevate marriage to such great heights.
“The characters and situations jumped out at me especially as a woman. I identified with all of them. We’ve all seen friends and relatives in tough situations where the red flags are obvious and you’re questioning everything. I’m honoured to be adapting this amazing book and can’t wait to see this as a TV series.”
Producers Enyi Omeruah and Stephen Strachan will oversee development for EK 782 Films. Udo-Affia is repped by London and Lagos based literary management agency, ChudorMMC.