Kumail Nanjiani is keeping his schedule full of late, what with starring in the upcoming The ‘Eternals’ and ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ project’s he has now signed up to lead the series adaptation of ‘Homeland Elegies’.
The FX limited series is based on Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s novel that delves into the clashes of politics, faith, culture, and division that come from being an American son of a Pakistani immigrant. It’s a family drama centred around the relationship between Akhtar and his father, and the struggle to both maintain your own identity and feel like you belong in this country.
Oren Moverman will direct the eight-episode limited series for FX. Nanjiani will also produce.
The novel was a big hit on its release and made the top 10 books of the year lists for many publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Entertainment Weekly. It also made the Best Books collections of NPR, Slate, O Magazine, The Economist, and more.
The project will be Nanjiani’s first major role on TV after previously having just minor parts in ‘Silicon Valley’, Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ and ‘The X-Files’. His upcoming projects include the Disney+ series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and Marvel’s ‘Eternals’.