‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Black Panther’ actress Danai Gurira has signed a two-year deal with ABC Studios.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gurira will create, develop, write and produce new projects for the Disney owned studio.
“From Zimbabwe to Wakanda to Broadway, there is no one like Danai Gurira,” ABC Studios president Jonnie Davis said. “The scope of her talents and the breadth of her abilities are simply astonishing. We are over the moon that she has chosen to make ABC Studios her exclusive home.”
Gurira has starred on AMC’s The Walking Dead since 2012 and has a Master of Fine Arts from NYU. In addition, she has co-written and starred in an off-Broadway production of In The Continuum.
“I am thrilled to work with Jonnie and his stellar team at ABC Studios,” Gurira said. “Their commitment to the feminine perspective aligns with my goals as a storyteller. I am excited to amplify unheard voices and bring to light narratives that will tackle universal themes while they simultaneously break barriers and bring new faces, voices, and influences to the screen.”