Ziwe to Develop Comedy Series ‘Nigerian Princess’ at Amazon (Exclusive)

Ziwe to Develop Comedy Series ‘Nigerian Princess’ at Amazon (Exclusive)
Ziwe is set to develop the comedy series “The Nigerian Princess” at Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project follows Zoe, a wise-beyond-her-years 20-something who, debilitated by student debt, partners with a known grifter in a desperate bid to achieve the American Dream. The two prep school grads make an unlikely alliance all while secretly plotting to scam each other.

Ziwe is the writer and creator of the series, with Will Graham and Hailey Wierengo of Field Trip also executive producing. Wondaland Pictures — the production company founded by Janelle Monae, Chuck Lightning, Mikael Moore, and Nate Wonder — will also executive produce.

The development news is the latest building block in Ziwe’s rapidly growing media presence. Most recently, she launched the self-titled Showtime variety series “Ziwe,” which debuted on the premium cabler back in May.

Prior to that, she has worked on shows like Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” BET
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