M-Net and Bomb Productions announce new epic historical drama
1 June 2018
M-Net’s commitment to local storytelling continues with an updated slate of new productions that will provide compelling viewing for DStv customers and take African stories to the world. Following the announcement of a television series of Deon Meyer’s novel Trackers, M-Net has released details of a new drama, Shaka-Ilembe, which will be produced with Bomb Productions. This epic series tells the story of pre-colonial kingdoms and paramountcies; and the heroes and villains who shaped and influenced one of Africa’s greatest Kings – Shaka kaSenzangakhona.
The 12-part series created for global distribution has been almost four years in the planning as M-Net continues to solidify its vision of becoming the leading African storyteller in the world. “We have seen how global audiences are ready to enjoy universal stories from multiple geographies. Now it is time for the incredible tradition of African storytelling to travel beyond our continent,” comments CEO of General Entertainment for MultiChoice, Yolisa Phahle. “We are committed to building a film and television industry that will deliver benefits to our industry and are increasing our investment in local productions”