While one of the shows is slated to release in August, the other three have been scheduled for next year.
Broadcasting company MultiChoice has announced four upcoming Showmax Originals, building on the success of Tali’s Wedding Diary, The Girl From St. Agnes and Somizi & Mohale: The Union.
The next Showmax Original will be Life With Kelly Khumalo, a reality series about one of South Africa’s biggest music stars, launching August 6, 2020. The 2021 series on the way include the long-awaited second season of the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA)-winning comedy Tali’s Wedding Diary; the nightclub-set murder mystery Skemerdans; and the small-town horror Dam, with more Showmax Originals to be announced soon.
“We’ve deliberately ramped-up emphasis on local content,” said Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. “If you look at something like the first view metric, which asks what’s the first show someone watches after signing up for Showmax under the assumption this is probably what convinced them to join, three out of the top five first view pieces of content are now local.”