King of Boys: The Return of the King
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Netflix has dropped the trailer of its first Original Nigerian Series, King Of Boys: The Return Of The King.
The seven-part project is a sequel to the highly acclaimed 2018 King of Boys movie directed by leading director Kemi Adetiba.
The official trailer opens with a dramatic question, put by a reporter to fearless political operative Eniola Salami, the show’s lead character: “Madam, why do they call you the King of Boys?” he asks.
The answer was first set up in King of Boys. In it, Salami is a businesswoman who belongs to a clique of plunderers. The movie portrayed the dark behind-the-scenes machinations of politics in Nigeria, and resonated with viewers in the months leading up to the 2019 general elections. It became even more popular after becoming available on Netflix in September that year.
King of Boys ended on a knife-edge (spoiler alert). Salami, a.k.a. Laburu is blackmailed by rivals, escapes death in a Nigerian prison, and flees abroad, leaving an opening for a sequel.
Instead of another three hour-long film, Adetiba and Netflix decided to make the next King of Boys into a seven-part series. The trailer is packed with intrigue, as Laburu returns home from a five-year exile, in all her menacing glory, to run for governor of Lagos state.
King of Boys: The Return of the King will premier on Aug. 27.