FKA twigs Is Working on a TV Adaptation of Her Martial Arts–Themed “sad day” Music Video for FX

She broke the news in a new interview with I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel for The Face.

This morning, The Face launched a lengthy cover story on FKA twigs which covers plenty of ground. Conducted by I May Destroy You creator (and friend of twigs) Michaela Coel, the convo kicks off delightfully with twigs recalling the pair’s first meeting in a park (twigs: “I’m wearing purple trousers and I’m unusually small”) before diving into the heavier subject matter that’s put twigs’ name in headlines over the past few weeks. Additionally, though, Coel excavates a bit of info on future projects, including details on a “vibey” new album, and—equally exciting—a new series she’s working on for FX.

“It’s like a martial arts TV series which is very much centred around outsiders. And the idea of wanting to fit in but not being able to,” she shared at the end of the chat, explaining that the idea was developed from her Hiro Murai–directed “sad day” visual. “I’ve been putting a lot of research into the way that the Black community and the Chinese martial arts community have a really deep connection. It goes into music: the Wu-Tang Clan came together almost through martial arts.”

No word yet on whether Forest Whitaker will be reprising the role of Ghost Dog. Read the full interview here.


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