From the slums to the highest echelons of Nigerian society, this teen drama is a stark commentary on class, opportunity, and the cycle of poverty.
Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, announced the launch date of its first Nigerian Young Adult show Far From Home. Produced in partnership with the renowned Inkblot Productions, the five-part series concluded principal photography earlier this year and is primed for a December 16, 2022 global premiere exclusively on Netflix.
Far From Home follows the story of Ishaya (Mike Afolarin), a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family whose dreams suddenly appear within reach when a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school in the country catapults him into the affluent world of Nigeria’s elite. All the while a huge secret threatens Ishaya’s newfound status and, ultimately, his family’s safety.
Far From Home blends an exciting ensemble of up-and-coming talents and established screen legends the likes of Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bolanle Ninalowo, Bucci Franklin, Bimbo Akintola, Linda Ejiofor, Chioma Akpotha, Femi Branch, Carol King and Ufuoma Mcdermott. Mike Afolarin, Elma Mbadiwe, Genoveva Umeh, Gbubemi Ejeye, Olumide Oworu and Natse Jemide are part of the vanguard of rising stars.