Composer boards Samuel L. Jackson-fronted epic


Nainita Desai to score major six-part slavery series

Nainita Desai; Enslaved

The Composerworks’ Nainita Desai is gearing up to score Samuel L. Jackson’s forthcoming Enslaved series.

The series will retrace through underwater archeology the sea voyage that brought millions of Africans to a life of slavery in the West.

Samuel L. Jackson is a licensed diver and social rights activist. He says: “For me, this is much more than a TV series… Enslaved is an attempt to give a voice to the millions whose voices were silenced.”

Emmy-winning Simcha Jacobovici will direct.

Jacobovici, who worked with James Cameron on Atlantis Rising, says he aims to tell “a global story of suffering and resistance, of oppression and overcoming, through the adventure of finding and marking sunken slave ships.”


Enslaved: As Told From The Ocean Floor is a 6×52 series for CBC Canada. It is produced by Felix Golubev and Ric Bienstock and executive produced by Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici and Yaron Niski. Fremantle will be distributing the series internationally.

The series broadcasts in 2020.