Kene and Coel in Been So Long (Photo: Film Constellation)
Michaela Coel & Arinze Kene's Movie Musical Just Got Picked Up By Netflix
After the devastating news that Chewing Gum won't be renewed for a new season, you can imagine the joy we are feeling after learning that Netflix has just bought the rights to Been So Long, a new musical starring Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene.
Coel drew the curtain on Chewing Gum, telling Channel 4 that she had "reached a creative peak" at the end of season 2, and did not want to continue with the comedy.
Well, thankfully she will be making a return to our screens with Been So Long – which follows a dedicated single mother (played by Coel) who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger (played by Arinze).
The musical's soundtrack was described as featuring "a diverse mix of r&b, soul, dance and cinematic orchestra". A release date for the film has yet to be announced, however, it really can't come soon enough!
By Damilola Animashaun, published on 07/09/2017