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Watch the Trailer of the New South African Netflix Series, 'Shadow'

The new South African series, filmed in the heart of Johannesburg, stars Pallance Dladla and Amanda du-Pont.

Netflix, the global streaming giant, is staying true its promise of producing more Afrocentric content in their pursuit of international growth. Their latest series, Shadow, is a South African production and follows shortly after their first ever South African series, Queen Sono, starring Pearl Thusi.


Shadow follows the story of a police detective and former taskforce specialist , Shadrach 'Shadow' Khumalo who, after a young girl is brutally murdered, embarks on bringing justice in what sounds a little reminiscent of Denzel Washington in The Equalizer. With the help of his former partner, Shadow throws the underworld of Johannesburg into chaos as he attempts to fix what was broken. What is particularly curious about Shadow, however, is his inability to feel physical pain after he was struck by lightening one night as a child.

The series promises to be action-packed and loaded with phenomenally choreographed fight scenes between Shadow and the villains of the underworld. Throw in a few tender scenes with his lover Ashley, and this promises to be a one-of-a-kind production by Netflix. Pallance Dladla plays the role of Shadow whilst Amanda du-Pont plays the role of Ashley, Shadow's former partner and current love interest.

Watch the trailer here:

Shadow | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix www.youtube.com

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The British-South African actress is set to star as the female lead alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel series.

Deadline reports that British-South African actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined the cast of Loki, the Marvel series which is set to air on Disney+.

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Chinonye Chukwu Will Direct the First Two Episodes of HBO Max's Upcoming 'Americanah' Series

Here's the latest news surrounding the highly-anticipated limited series, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Uzo Aduba and more.

Nigerian-American director Chinonye Chukwu is set to helm the first two episodes of the upcoming limited series Americanah, starring Lupita Nyong'o.

Chukwu is the award-winning filmmaker, behind the critically-acclaimed film Clemency, which won the 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, making her the first Black woman to win the award.

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Stogie T’s Visuals for ‘Love & War’ Use Contrasting Colors to Explore the Complexity of Heroism

Stogie T shares polarizing visuals for 'Love & War.'

A few months ago, Stogie T highlighted the song "Love & War" as a single from his latest EP The Empire of Sheep, released in November 2019. After releasing a deluxe version of the project last week, today the south African emcee shares a music video for "Love & War," which features the emerging vocalist Lucille Slade.

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Black Coffee’s ‘Africa Is Not A Jungle’ Showcase Lockdown Edition Will be Hosted Online Every Week

Black Coffee's 'Africa Is Not A Jungle' showcase goes online amid the lockdown.

With festivals, concerts and events around the world having been postponed and cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Black Coffee's company Soulistic Agency will be presenting a Lockdown edition of Africa Is Not A Jungle. A Is Not A Jungle is the South African house music superstar's tour which had dates across South Africa and other parts of the continent—Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola and Uganda. The tour was put on hold in March soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa banned social gatherings of more than 100 people.

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