Tisch Drama Alum Stacey Osei-Kuffor to Write Marvel 'Blade' Reboot

Friday, Feb 19, 2021

Stacy Osei-Kuffor

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Tisch Drama alum Stacey Amma Osei-Kuffor (Class of 2009) has signed on to write the new Blade reboot for Disney / Marvel—the first black woman to write a Marvel movie.

Two-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali will be stepping into the role of the titular character, the half-vampire, half-mortal hero. No director has been announced.

Osei-Kuffour becomes the first black woman to pen a Marvel movie following the news of Nia DaCosta being tapped to helm Captain Marvel 2, making her the studios’ first black woman director.

Osei-Kuffour’s writing credits include HBO’s Watchmen, Amazon’s Hunters, and the Hulu series Pen15, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

While at Tisch Drama, Osei-Kuffor trained at the department's partner studio, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Learn more here (via Deadline).