Selywn Sefu Hinds To Pen New HBO Sci-Fi Series Who Fears Death

    Recently, it was announced that HBO had finished a development deal for the science fiction series Who Fears Death.  

    Based upon the book written by Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death tells the story of a young woman trying to survive in post-apocalyptic North Africa and will be executive produced by Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin.   

    Former The Source Editor-in-chief Selywn Sefu Hinds will write the series.  Hinds took to Instagram to announce the news.  

    Well it’s official!! Guess who’s writing/creating a new show for HBO? (Story link in the bio). It went something like this — INT. HBO EXEC’S OFFICE (IN SELWYN’S DREAM) DREAM HBO EXEC So yeah, we want you to write this pilot on some black folk, sci-fi, Afrofuturistic vibe set in a post apocalyptic North Africa…with George R.R. Martin as one of your EPs DREAM ME (beat) Naaahhh, c’mon son. Stop playing with my feelings. CUT TO REALITY — ACTUAL HBO EXEC So yeah, we want you to write this pilot on some black folk, sci-fi, Afrofuturistic vibe set in a post apocalyptic North Africa…with George R.R. Martin as one of your EPs ACTUAL ME (beat) Umm…can I call my Mom now?

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    A wide-ranging, epic science fiction series centered on a black protagonist has been a long a long time coming.  Now that the network who brought us Insecure and Game of Thrones has given the project the go-ahead, the mind cant help but imagine how it will turn out.  

    For now, it might be a good idea to pick up the book and get a step ahead of those who are certain to clamor onto the bandwagon when this show becomes a hit.