American series ‘Lucifer’ showcases Afrikaans as their fictional taal

American series ‘Lucifer’ showcases Afrikaans as their fictional taal

- An American series has used Afrikaans as their fictional underworld language

- Lucifer is a well-known series and Mzansi was shaken to realise that Afrikaans was being using in the trailer

- South African-born actress, Lesley-Ann Brandt, is the one who 'praats' the 'taal'

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The new season of Lucifer has put a smile on the faces of all South Africans. The use of Afrikaans as a 'fictional' language is making us giggle.

Lucifer is based on an American urban fantasy police routine comedy-drama. The television series premiered on Fox in January 2016. The series is based on the DC Comics character and was developed by Tom Kapinos. learnt that the storyline revolves around Lucifer, who leaves hell to run his own nightclub in Los Angeles. He later becomes a consultant for the LAPD.

The cast includes Lauren German playing the role of Detective Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Detective Daniel “Dan” Espinoza, D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr Linda Martin and Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen.

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Briefly speaking Afrikaans in the show's trailer is Lesley-Ann. She is a South African actress who is now based between Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles. She was internationally-recognised when she played the role of a slave girl, Naevia, in the series Spartacus.

Her role as Maze (Mazikeen), which she has played since January 2016, allows her to speak Afrikaans as her “demon language”.

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