Thuso Mbedu secures another international deal before the year 2022 runs out as she joins Stranger Comics to pen a new tale in the publisher’s Tales of Asunda afro-fantasy series, and io9 has your first look.
The South African actress will work together with Stranger Comics’ president Sebastian A. Jones to co-write Niobe: She-Tribe.
Taking to social media, Mbedu expresses excitement over the new deal as it’s a dream come true.
“At some point this year I remember sitting in my apartment thinking “Working on a comic and working towards an anime is a must-happen for me. In this lifetime. It will be a lot of hard work, but it will be worth it” and then @strangercomics happened. Those who know, know that this is a HUUUUUUGE deal for me.” she wrote.
Speaking about the SA star, the Stranger Comic’s president said, “Upon meeting Thuso I knew I had to work with her. Her honesty and modest genius hold a well spring of magical and relatable stories that need to be told.”
“When we started brainstorming for the She-Tribe comic, Thuso breathed new life into Niobe and the vulnerable character relationships with such thought and care. Thuso is a rare spirit who speaks of many lives lived, here and before, and I couldn’t be more excited to share with our fans what we’ve got in store for Niobe and Asunda,” he added.