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Programme: Showmax Collaborates With Canal+ For First Kenyan Original

Showmax, the Multi-Choice' streaming service and France's pay-TV service CANAL+ have joined forces to co-produce Kenyan's first Showmax Original series.

"Crime and Justice" is a drama series set in modern-day Nairobi, and is set to be released in late 2021. Showmax says it will carry the programme on its platform while CANAL+ will distribute Crime & Justice to its French-speaking base.

"Crime and Justice" plot revolves around two detectives working for the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who try and solve "ripped-from-the-headlines" in each episode. The main stars are Alfred Munyua who plays Silas and Sarah Hassan, who plays his partner Makena. Other notables include Maqbul Mohammed, Paul Ogola, Brian Ogola, John Sibi-Okumu, Muhugu Theuri, Brian Abajah, Martin Githinji and Justin Mirichii in guest roles.

The show was produced by "Live Eye TV, directed and produced by Adam Neutzsky-Wulff.

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Multichoice, expressed enthusiasm over this new project, saying that the organisation always tells African stories, so they are invested in the project. "We believe in African talent and look forward to shining the international spotlight on not only Kenyan stars, but the Kenyan technical industry's capabilities. We believe that streaming video is a powerful way to deliver these shared stories. This is one of many more Showmax Originals we have in the pipeline across Africa."


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