EXCLUSIVE: Amy Jephta, who directed South Africa’s most recent International Film Oscar entry, Barakat, will be showrunning the drama series Hanover Street from EPs Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus), Adrian Cunningham, and Revelations Entertainment’s Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman.Hanover Street follows the joyful and heartbreaking journey of two sisters in Cape Town’s District Six during South Africa’s Apartheid years.
The vibrant neighborhood was home to 60k residents of all ethnicities and creeds, along with a thriving LGBTQ+ population. In 1966 the government designated it a “Whites-only” area.
By 1982 the entire population had been forcibly removed, with families torn apart and the neighborhood destroyed. Hanover Street will reflect upon the correlation between the racial reconciliation that has taken place in South Africa and the important conversations happening in America today.It’s been 30 years since Freeman and McCreary teamed on their first feature film, Bopha! —the story of a black South African police officer enforcing apartheid, and his son, who was part of the resistance movement.
Bopha! which starred Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard and Malcolm McDowell, repped Freeman’s directorial debut and McCreary’s first outing as producer.Read more on deadline.com