Child of Wonder’ Animated Series Greenlit at Cartoon Network

Iyanu: Child of Wonder, the graphic novel by Nigerian creator Roye Okupe and illustrator Godwin Akpan is taking a new face.

A 2D adaptation of the 2017 novel has been green-lit by HBO Max alongside Cartoon Network and Lion Forge Animation.

Nigerian creator Roye Okupe

While the graphic novel is set in the magical version of Yorubaland, the series will follow a teenage girl who must uncover the mystery behind her newfound superpowers to save her people from an ancestral curse threatening to destroy mankind.

Directed by two-time Emmy winner, Saxton Moore, the Nigerian animated superhero series will also parade Nigeria’s rich culture, music, and mythology.

Iyanu: Child Of Wonder is an epic superhero tale themed around Nigeria’s rich history, lore and mythology. Set in the magical kingdom of Yorubaland, the series follows a teenage orphan girl, Iyanu, who spends her time mastering ancient Yoruba arts and culture yet yearns for a normal life.

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