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New Miniseries Madiba Announced, Starring Laurence Fishburne and Produced by Kweku Mandela

Nelson Mandela by HimselfNelson MandelaDeadline reports that Laurence Fishburne is set to star in a new miniseries on the life of former South African president and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela.

The executive producer of the series, which will be called Madiba, is Mandela’s grandson Kweku Mandela.

The series is based on two of Mandela’s books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself, and will tell the story of the young Mandela during the early 1960s, dealing with the political unrest in South Africa.

The show will be directed by Kevin Hooks (Prison Break).

From Deadline:

“Nelson Mandela’s journey of political activism and leadership is deeply inspirational and we are proud to have the talented and award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne join Madiba to tell this triumphant story” said Stephen Hill, President of Programming, BET Networks.

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