Bubu Mazibuko is back with a bang, and this time with a political tag of an attractive lead character ready to thrill South African TV audiences to the last degree.
Mazibuko has joined forces with Nigerian-born Akin Omotoso, Thabang Moleya, Thandi Brewer and Bridget Pickering to create End Game, a South African political thriller.
The 13-part series – provocative and full of suspense – is now showing every Thursday on SABC1 at 8.30pm.
From digitally-run political campaigns to betrayal, lies, bullying, corruption and murder, End Game hits the small screen at the right time.
At a time when South Africa is no longer a teenager but a young adult, and pressure on politicians or policies can now be driven on social media platforms.
Driven by the power to tell stories, Pickering, the series executive producer, believes that telling stories is the way people find meaning in their lives, and reaffirms the daily experiences of people and who they are.
Pickering co-produced Hotel Rwanda, and Brewer wrote Story of an African Farm, a 2004 film. Co-director Omotoso’s previous work include A Place Called Home and Man on Ground, while his colleague Moleya was in charge of Jacob’s Cross and Jozi H.
Besides Mazibuko who acts as Nomkhosi Hlatswayo, End Game’s cast also includes Hlomla Dandala (Jet Hlatswayo), Dineo Nchabeleng (Ayanda Hlatswayo), Siyabonga Xaba (Zweli Hlatswayo), Yonda Thomas (Thato Dhlamini), Tango Ncetezo (Rose Bacqua), Sipho Ngwenya (Freddie), Jerry Mofokeng (Hamilton Shenge), Letoya Mangezi (Naledi Zondo), Sthandiwe Kgoroge (Nozipho Kunene), Lucky Khoza (President) and Ronnie Nyakale (Siya Bacqua).
Tune to SABC1 on Thursdays and prepared to be thrilled by BM and his gang.
Photo: The makers of End Game, Akin Omotoso, Bridget Pickering and Thandi Brewer