Netflix and Cinemax Go to South Africa for Real

18 June 2020

Content - Television

The teenage mystery-melodrama “Blood & Water” and the spy thriller “Trackers” use local studios and actors to tell local, if easily translatable, stories.

Thapelo Mokoena in “Trackers,” a new South African thriller on Cinemax.

On Netflix, a steamy high school romance with strong suggestions of “Gossip Girl.” On Cinemax, a steamy international thriller with harried spies and a strong, silent hero.

Both concepts are typical for those providers, though in each case your eyes are drawn to something uncommon: the towering walls of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, looming in the background whenever the cinematographers can find a way to get it in the frame. Read the full article on New York Times here.