Nollywood, Sony Pictures join forces for TV series on all-female African army

Nigerian studio EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television are to produce a TV series on the West African Dahomey Warriors. They're following in the footsteps of box office hit "Black Panther," which featured the all-female security services of Dora Milaje.

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  • Production studio with global footprint partners with Nollywood
  • African-inspired stories like "Black Panther" have seen commercial success

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A first time collaboration between an American TV production studio and Nollywood has been announced.

Sony Pictures Television will co-develop three TV projects -- including a series on a 19th-century all-female African force -- with Nigerian network EbonyLife, one of the biggest TV networks on the continent.
The announced TV show is inspired by the story of the Dahomey Warriors, an all-female West African military group.
    It will be set in the Kingdom of Dahomey and tell the story of how the women protect their nation.