SABC 2's new TV drama, Geraamtes in die Kas will air from Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 7.30pm
After Erfsondes, that criminally underrated drama, ended last year, SABC 2 needed to quickly get a new TV show. They did and with the Rous brothers, Luke and Joshua of Rous House Productions, helming the show, it's bound to be a success.
Geraamtes is set in the world of psychology. Psychiatrist, Adriaan Vermaak undergoes a change of heart in his relentless pursuit of making money. He employs music therapist, Rudi Abrahams in an attempt to redeem himself and go back to his true calling of helping people for the right reasons. But things don't go his way as his partners, sexologist Palesa Ramaphosa and forensic psychologist, Susan Brink, are reluctant to welcome Rudi into the practice. The 13 episode one hour (with ads) was shot on location in Waterkloof, Pretoria.
After doing a great job with SABC 3's underrated High Rollers, SABC 2 commissioned them to produce another TV drama, which is how Geraamtes in die Kas, came about. The Afrikaans show has an all-star cast, which include Gys de Villiers, Wayne van Rooyen, Anel Alexander, James Alexander, Vuyelwa Booi, Kim Engelbrecht, Helene Lombard and Duke Motlanthe.
New South African dramas are always welcome and 2013 has turned out to be a very good year when it comes to locally produced TV dramas. While there are those shows that are frankly disappointing (like Zabalaza, which is honestly very disappointing), shows like Isibaya, High Rollers, Rockville, Skeem Sam have more than made up for it. With 90 Plein Street returning in December and SABC 1's political thriller, End Game also premiering on 29 October, I foresee good things if we continue investing in local productions.