We haven't been so excited about a local TV show since Isibaya, Rockville and Geraamtes in die Kas. Maybe it's because of the production team behind the show. Maybe it's the actors. But whatever it is, we can't wait for SABC 1's End Game.
So here are our reasons on why you should watch End Game, which starts tonight on SABC 1.
End Game boasts some of South Africa's best actors. Hlomla Dandala, Bubu Mazibuko, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Dineo Nchabeleng and Yonda Thomas. A mix of veteran actors and young talent. It's a return to TV for Dineo Nchabeleng, after a sabbatical that spanned more than five years. The supporting cast also includes some of SA's best and rising stars- Siyabonga Xaba, Tango Ncetezo, Sipho Ngwenya, Jerry Mofokeng, Letoya Mangezi, Lucky Khoza and Ronnie Nyakale.
Incredible Writing Team
Head written by co-creator, Thandi Brewer, other writers include; Peter Goldsmid, Bruce Young, Salah Sabiti and Zamo Mkhwanazi. These writers have been behind some of South Africa's best TV series, including The Lab, uGugu no Andile, Interrogation Room, Hillside, Hard Copy, Fourplay: Sex Tips for Girls, Hopeville, Generations, Isidingo, Rhythm City and Scandal. And this is only just to name a few!
Akin Omotoso is Head Director
Akin is a great actor and he's even better as a director. He won a Best Director SAFTA for hi work on A Place Called Home and he directed Soul City, God is African and Man on Ground, which was shown in the Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals.
The Story is Riveting
"A fast paced political thriller that will keep on on the edge of our seats." Those are the words from Dineo Nchabeleng, who plays Ayanda Hlatshwayo, the minister's daughter. There's a plot to kill the president and the main protagonist, Khosi Hlatswayo, the minister's wife, played by Bubu Mazibuko, is in too deep. The politics and the effect it has on families, the country and politicians- what is at stake?
Granted, sometimes local productions disappoint, but this one isn't going to disappoint, If it does, then there really isn't hope for us. It has taken six years for the story to be on air and after waiting that long, they wouldn't dare make a terrible show. And with so many great actors, some we haven't seen on our screens in a while (Bubu Mazibuko, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Dineo Nchabeleng) we are sure it will not disappoint.
Tune in tonight at 8.30pm on SABC 1.