Kumail Nanjiani ready to star and produce ‘Homeland Elegies’ limited series on FX
As fans enthusiastically anticipate the big screen debut of Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo in Marvel’s Eternals, the actor and comedian is caught up with arranging more TV projects. Ninjiani’s freshest venture will produce and featuring in a FX limited series adaptation of one of 2020’s most acclaimed novels, Homeland Elegies.
The book—composed by Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced)— is a kind of fictionalized autobiography that digs into the conflicts of politics, faith, culture, and division that come from being an American son of a Pakistani worker (a link both Akhtar and Nanjiani share). It’s a family drama of revolved around the relationship between Akhtar and his dad, and the battle to both keep up with your own identity and feel like you belong in this country.
Uncontrollably praised by literary critics, Homeland Elegies made top 10 books of the year lists for many powerhouse publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Entertainment Weekly. It additionally made the Best Books collections of NPR, Slate, O Magazine, The Economist, and many, numerous others. The epic even got it done as one of Barack Obama’s number one books of 2010.
Oren Moverman will direct the Homeland Elegies eight-episode limited series for FX. Moverman is most popular for directing and co-writing the 2009 film The Messenger, for which he procured an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay (a link both he and Nanjiani share, on account of Kumail’s composing nod for The Big Sick). Akhtar will deal with the variation of the book for the screen close by Moverman.
Homeland Elegies will be the first significant TV lead role for Nanjiani (in the event that you don’t check co-hosting Comedy Central’s wonderful stand-up feature The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail). His earlier little screen features incorporate co-featuring as one of the Pied Piper boys on Silicon Valley, voicing Jesus on the animated series Bless the Harts, springing up episodes of The X-Files and Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone, and hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live.
Before Homeland Elegies shows up, Nanjiani makes certain to accumulate more TV fans as he is a castmember in the forthcoming Diney+ Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi.