Abdul-Mateen II To Lead FX’s “Burnt Flowers”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Warner Bros. Pictures

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Aquaman,” “Watchmen”) is attached to star and executive produce a limited series adaptation of Blitz Bazawule’s upcoming debut novel “The Scent of Burnt Flowers” which FX has won in a major bidding war.

Told with a magical realist lens, the book follows a Black couple fleeing persecution in 1960s America who seek asylum in Ghana where they meet charismatic musician Kwesi (Abdul-Mateen) who they lean on to preserve their freedom.


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