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Netflix Unveils First Locally-Acquired South African Series, 'Shadow'

The video-streaming giant Netflix has revealed that it will be debuting its very first locally-acquired South African TV series, Shadow.

The series is scheduled to become available on Netflix South Africa from Friday 8 March starring local actors Amanda Du Pont and Pallance Dladla in a crime drama featuring a variety of set-pieces that will give a feel for the African continent.

While Queen Sono, the spy drama series starring Pearl Thusi, directed by Kagiso Lediga and produced by Diprente is Netflix's first commissioned South African and African original drama series, Shadow is the first locally-acquired drama series on Netflix.

The series tells a story of the aftermath of the unjust murder of a young girl. A Johannesburg detective and former member of the police task force, Shadrach "Shadow" Khumalo, played by Pallance Dladla, resigns from his job to become a fixer for people who, like him, have been let down by the country's criminal justice system.

Shadow, with the help of his former partner, journeys through the city’s underworld taking advantage of a rare medical condition that affects his central nervous system: he does not feel physical pain.

Amanda Du Pont plays the part of Ashley, Shadow's love interest.
The series consists of a total of eight 1 hour-long episodes.

Shadow is directed by Gareth Crocker and produced by Motion Story Productions.

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