Sid Gentle Films, the producers of “Killing Eve” are turning “Taking Up Space” into a TV series!! Congratulations to Ore Ogunbiyi and Chelsea Kwakye!!
Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change written by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi was published in June 2019, centered around Chelsea and Ore’s own narratives, and intermixed with their conversations with students past and present, Taking Up Space is a book that tackles the challenges of access, unrepresentative curriculum, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism and life before and after university. The paperback will be published at the end of February 2020.
Sid Gentle Films said in a statement: “We are delighted to be working on this extraordinary manifesto for hope with Chelsea and Ore. The world they illuminate is full of potential for creating bold and breakthrough characters in a setting few have seen. This is really exciting.”
Kwakye and Ogunbiyi added: “We are so incredibly excited to be working with Sid Gentle Films. They have a strong understanding of the core themes of Taking Up Space and are committed to bringing them to life on screen. This is a real dream come true.”
By: Dammy Eneli