Feb. 04, 2015 12:28PM EST
Kenyan director David Tosh Gitonga ('Nairobi Half Life') shares the trailer for his Kenyan crime drama TV series, 'The Nairobians.'
<p>The first official trailer for <em>The Nairobians, </em>a forthcoming television series from award-winning Kenyan director <a href="https://twitter.com/ToshyKin" target="_blank"><strong>David "Tosh" Gitonga</strong></a>, has started making the rounds online. Gitonga's debut film, <em>Nairobi Half Life</em>, a crime drama about a young actor from the upcountry trying to make it big in the capital, was Kenya's first ever Oscar submission, and, according to its producers, the most successful theatrical release for a local film in Kenya. "We keep saying crime is wrong, but are we really looking at why there is crime?" Gitonga said in a 2012 interview with <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/09/world/africa/kenya-film-nairobi-half-life/" target="_blank">CNN</a>. With his next project, Gitonga re-visits the theme of crime in Nairobi. Though there isn't much information available about the forthcoming crime drama's premise, its gritty and fast-paced trailer offers an enticing look at the 26-part series which delves into the seedy underbelly of Nairobi's organized crime syndicates and the world of illegal ivory trading. <em>The Nairobians</em> is set to feature an ensemble cast of Kenyan actors, including <a href="https://twitter.com/WekeDaniel" target="_blank"><strong>Daniel Weke</strong></a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Wairimu" target="_blank"><strong>Brenda Wairimu</strong></a>, <strong>Paul Ogolo</strong>, and <strong>Antony Ndung'u</strong> (who previously worked with Gitonga in <em>Nairobi Half Life</em>). No official date has been announced for the series. For now, check out the trailer below.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p> <iframe id="//player.vimeo.com/video/113773063?color=c2c2c2&title=0" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/113773063?color=c2c2c2&title=0"></iframe> </p>
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