Selection of the first two items Corner hasn’t started yet, Erika Kennair, production president for extracurricular activities, told the publication that there will be a focus on new talent. “What I want to bring is the voices of women of color, debut writers, and Muslim directors and writers,” Yousafzai added of her future plans. “I want us to have a broad perspective and challenge some of the stereotypes we hold in society. And I also want the content to be entertaining and that people will fall in love with the characters.”
While some in the industry may think that Extracurriculars will only focus on heavyweight, family-friendly and problem-oriented projects, but given Yousafzai’s activist background, Kennell insists that isn’t the case. Instead, she promises films and TV shows that reflect Yousafzai’s wide-ranging interests, from “interesting [story] that brings people together” to darker fare. “Malala has probably the darkest sense of humor I’ve ever encountered,” she said.
But, except for the pitch black Comedy and tear-jerking, Yousafzai may also have room to tell her own story. Kennair noted that the idea of a fictional or unscripted depiction of Yousafzai and his family’s experiences with the Taliban often pops up in extracurricular activities, despite their desire to “find a surprising way … which really [increases] the character’s Dimension.” Hope it works.