A musical drama about the UK’s grime and drill scene has just been bought by Amazon, according to Deadline.
The streaming company has apparently ordered Jungle from production company Nothing Lost, which was founded by music video director Chas Appeti and music manager Junior Okoli.
The series consists of six half-hour episodes and follows the lives of two separate strangers in London, told through a blend of music and dialogue.
It will also feature some of the UK’s top grime, drill and rap artists.
“We are incredibly excited to be working with Nothing Lost on this brilliantly fresh and unique UK Amazon Original series,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video. “Jungle will shine a light on the amazing creativity of the UK’s drill, grime and rap music scenes and hopefully empower a varied collection of British storytellers to create captivating content which reflects the diversity of the UK today.”
“We can’t wait. This one’s super special for us so we’re just really excited for you guys to see it and experience the world we’ve created in Jungle,” said Okoli and Appeti. “It’s so unique. And the talent and creativity we’ve been allowed to source for this project has just been through the roof, so yeah…this one’s going to be special. You’ll see.”