This interview was originally intended to be a conversation on my experiences in Hollywood and my attempt to set up the Adowa project, but in the unexpected lockdown that came in 2020, and from the comfort of my home over Zoom, we get into much more than Adowa - from revolution, white supremacy, feminism, to just about anything that was on my mind at the time, this is a long one but covers most of the questions I get from readers. I would like to thank the group, especially Alex for allowing me to republish the full version of our talk on my site.
This is the Adowa Bible I used to pitch the series around Hollywood. It maps out the entire idea for the show. I am making it avaliable here on the site so that readers who want to check out the scripts can get a vibe of who the characters were in real life, and imagine the events and the over all vision for the Adowa Series.
This is the pilot episode that encapulates the basic scope of most episodes of the first season of the Adowa Series. The pilot covers the birth and boyhood of young Kassa’s life – The future EMPEROR TEWODROS II – Each of the following episodes attempt to fit in a decade in the life and times of the emperor and his contemporaries – and like this pilot episode, the entire Adowa Series aims to deliver an EPIC EXPERIENCE to the small screen at home.