Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (21 February 2023)

In a thrilling development for film enthusiasts in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) has announced a collaboration with Sewmehon Film Production to turn the classic Ethiopian novel “Fikir Eske Mekabir” into a TV series. The novel, which has held a significant place in the hearts of Ethiopians, is set to be produced in four seasons with a total of 48 episodes.

At the official signing ceremony held at EBC headquarters, the Chief Executive Officer, Fisha Yitagesu, and the celebrated film director, Sewmehon Yismaw, signed the contract for the project. Each episode will have an average run time of 45 minutes and will be produced at an estimated cost of over 800,000 birr (VAT-inclusive).

Source: TIKVAH Magazine

The TV series adaptation of the novel is set to be a non-diluted version of the book, ensuring that the historical and cultural significance of the original story is preserved. It is a testament to the high regard and respect that the original novel holds among Ethiopians.

The team at Sewmehon Film Production has committed to delivering the first phase of the drama, consisting of the first 12 episodes, within five months and completing the entire series in the following nine months.

The adaptation of “Fikir Eske Mekabir” into a TV series is an exciting development for Ethiopians, bringing to life one of the most celebrated literary works in the country’s history. It also has the potential to be a cultural and historical landmark for Ethiopia, as it highlights the country’s rich literary heritage and reinforces the importance of preserving and celebrating it for future generations.

Source: TIKVAH-Magazine


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