“The Mystic River,” directed by Uzodinma Okpechi, will premiere on Netflix on May 14, 2021, starring Jide Kosoko, Dele Odule, Lota Chukwu, Ben Toutou, Joke Muyiwa, Thelma Nwosu, and Jeffery Musa David.
The six-part horror supernatural series, produced by Rogers Ofime (“Tinsel“, “The Johnsons“) and Charles Obi Emere, is set in a remote Nigerian village and follows a story from there. Many women in a village begin to disappear, and they all share a similar trait. Those who disappeared from the village were rumored to be pregnant.
This remains a mystery until a doctor arrives with an infant and comes dangerously close to uncovering some of the most dangerous secrets that have been kept hidden.
Rogers Ofime explained why he decided to make a supernatural horror series in an interview with Premium Times, saying, “I’m deciding to carve a niche for myself in terms of storytelling.”
“I want to be able to tell stories about Africa, stories that have an impact, stories that cause people to think, do something, or change something, and that’s the niche I’m trying to carve out for myself.
I’m not going against tradition or culture; rather, I believe there are some things in our country today that we don’t like, and we should stand up and do something about it, just as the doctor did to combat tradition. We don’t have to leave it to the government. Standing up, saying something, or making a change, I believe, would go a long way.