M-Net’s first English language drama series in more than a decade, Deon Meyer’s thrilling crime story, Trackers, rocketed to the top of M-Net’s ratings for the year and received rave reviews from critics and viewers alike. Following the success of this magnificent production, M-Net 101 will boost its broadcast schedule with a host of exhilarating local series in 2020.
“This is an exceptionally exciting time in the history of M-Net and local television,” says M-Net CEO, Nkateko Mabaso. “Trackers confirmed our hunch that our audiences are craving compelling, high-quality English drama series that shine the spotlight on our beautiful country and its people, and on the phenomenally talented artists and story crafters in our local film and television industry. We are currently developing and producing series in a range of genres, that will slot into the M-Net 101 schedule exactly where they belong: cheek to cheek with Hollywood hits.”
Coming up next on the slate of proudly South African stories is a 13-part family drama, Still Breathing, currently being filmed in and around Johannesburg. From 27 February, Still Breathing will be screened in the popular M-Net 101 Thursday night slot at 20:00, just after the new season of The Bachelor SA, which starts on 13 February at 19:00.