CW recently just chose Nkechi Okoro Carrol to be the new showrunner for it’s show, All American and we’re so proud a Nigerian woman is out here winning!
We love when Nigerian women get the recognition they deserve and Nkechi Okoro is definitely one of them. CW which own’s popular series like Riverdale and Arrow chose her as the new showrunner of All American.
Being a showrunner is a little like being an executive producer but Nkechi will have the opportunity to write and edit the screenplay too. The show is based on the life of a former football player called Spencer Paysinger.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter she shared why it isn’t just another TV series and it means much more to her. She said her motivation for wanting to work on her experience as a mother in America.
It was a show I wanted to work on once I read the pilot script, because I was just so moved by it. As the mother of two black boys, I want to see this show on television.”
This might be the first time everyone is taking notice of her though she has been in entertainment for a while. Nkechi’s first began to produce for theater in New York before moving to Los Angeles to embrace film and television.
She was so good at making short films that Fox hired her where she worked on shows like Bones, The Resident and Rosewood.
We’re looking forward to watching all the new episodes of All American ’cause we know she’ll slay it! In the meantime, catch up on other TV shows that we’re currently loving.
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