- Mzansi's first locally-acquired series launches on Netflix in two days
- Shadow is a 100% Mzansi series that showcases the rawness of our justice system with a superhero twist
- This is a huge moment for Mzansi and we should all be super proud of the Shadow team
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Mzansi’s first ever locally-acquired TV series to make it onto Netflix, Shadow, is set to drop in just two days. This is a huge moment for the South African digital entertainment market.
Two local superstars, Pallance Dladla and Amanda Du Pont, play the lead roles in the action-packed series. Everything about this series is 100% Mzansi.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the entire series was filmed in Johannesburg on a tiny budget with a strong vision. The vision was to show Mzansi in its raw and natural form whilst creating a storyline that would interest a global audience.
The storyline is based around an Mzansi detective, Shadow, who has a superpower, the power to feel no pain. It showcases the unjust justice system and shows the rawness of people having to take matters into their own hands.
In an interview with 5FM, Amanda stated that the crew and budget was so small that ‘actors were helping carry equipment’. However, the passion was there and it shows.
Unlike Queen Sono, which was directed and produced by Netflix, Shadow is the first South African-written, -produced, -directed and -commissioned show to make it onto Netflix. They did it all on their own.
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You can catch the series on Netflix from 8 March. The Shadow team should be extremely proud of themselves, this is huge!
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