Amazon has brought a musical drama about the drill and grime scene in the UK according to Deadline. Amazon brought the series from production company Nothing Lost. Which was founded by music video director Chas Appeti and music manager Junior Okoli.
Appeti made the announcement on his official Instagram account to confirm that the series will be streamed on Amazon Prime soon. While in an interview with Deadline, Okoli stated, “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.”
Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video commented on the huge deal for Amazon Prime by stating, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Nothing Lost on this brilliantly fresh and unique UK Amazon Original series.”
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MILL DIRECTION • Welcome NOTHING LOST @no_thing_lost to our roster of Directors! Chas Appeti @chasappeti & Junior Okoli are two creatives with a strong background in Cinematography, Film, Music & Visual Arts. With close ties to the music and creative arts scene, NOTHING LOST’s style of honest yet beautiful visuals and stories has been captivating audiences since they met five years ago. Shortlisted in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Class of 2019 for their piece ‘Woke’ & set to launch U.K. Amazon original Drama series ‘Jungle’, the duo are new, fresh-thinking, unapologetic and passionate about their craft.
The tv series being tilted “Jungle” will give viewers a look inside the popular rap scene of drill and grime. It will contain six half-hour episodes for the first season. It will also follow two separate characters, each facing their own problems, and give viewers a perspective of inner-city London. Jungle will be told through the blend of dialogue and music. It will also feature some of the UK’s top grime and drill artists.
When Chicago-born rapper Chief Keef created the new genre of drill rap in the early 2010s, no one really expected for many UK rap artists to take the genre and give it a hold new spin to it making it even more popular all around the globe, alongside the type of trap music of grime. From the late rapper Pop Smoke being influenced by the UK drill sound wave while adding his own New York style to it, to Drake collaborating with British rapper, Headie One for his first drill rap type of song. Now that a series about the drill scene is coming to people’s television, this style of music could get even more popular and many rap artists could be attempting to hop on the drill rap scene wave.