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Thuso Mbedu Lands A Production Gig With Paramount+ In The United States

These will be produced as part of the VIS Social Impact initiative, which began in October 2021 as part of Paramount’s ‘Content for Change’ campaign, which aims to combat prejudice, stereotypes, and hate on and off the screen. One of its main pillars is systematically altering the creative supply chain in film and television through agreements like the Mbedu accord.

Mbedu rose to prominence in South Africa thanks to her starring parts in shows including Mzansi Magic’s Is’thunzi, Isibaya, and Saints and Sinners, eTV’s Scandal, and MTV’s Shuga.

She has recently garnered international fame as the first South African thespian to book a main role in an international Hollywood series, The Underground Railway, after receiving an Emmy nomination for her work on Is’thunzi, which introduced her to filmmakers from around the world.

Thuso Mbedu’s star continues to rise, as she will soon be seen in a Sony film production, The Woman King, starring American film and television stars Viola Davis and John Boyega.

The Woman King is based on true events that occurred in the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was one of Africa’s most powerful states.Nanisca, played by Viola Davis, is the General of an all-female military force, and Nawi, played by our own Thuso Mbedu, is an ambitious recruit, who worked together to fight adversaries who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to ruin everything they’ve worked for.

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