Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira's 'Americanah' adaptation​ gets series order at HBO Max

Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira's 'Americanah' adaptation​ gets series order at HBO Max

The "Black Panther" stars will reunite for the drama based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel.

HBO Max has ordered ten episodes of the limited series.

Lupita Nyong'o ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Us") will star in "Americanah." Danai Gurira ("Avengers: Infinity War," "Black Panther") wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's award-winning 2013 novel "Americanah" centers on Nigerian-born Ifemelu (Nyong'o), who as a young girl in Nigeria, falls in love with her classmate Obinze.

Both depart their military-ruled country for the West; Ifemelu heads for university in the US, where, despite achieving professional success, she must grapple with racism, adversity and her own identity. Meanwhile, Obinze, denied a visa after 9/11, ends up an undocumented immigrant in London.

The series will be executive-produced by Gurira, Nyong'o for Eba Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Andrea Calderwood for Potboiler Television, Didi Rea and Danielle Del for D2 Productions, and Nancy Won.