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Kevin Smith and Ilse Klink star in Showmax Original, Skemerdans

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Kevin Smith and Ilse Klink have been announced as the lead cast members for Showmax’s upcoming neo-noir murder mystery, Skemerdans, premiering this April.

Kevin Smith and Ilse Klink, well known for their roles as Frank Xavier and Vanessa Booysens on SABC 3’s Isidingo, will be reuniting on screen for Showmax’s upcoming series, Skemerdans. Premiering on Wednesday, 27 April 2021, the series, which is classified as a neo-noir murder mystery, will centre around the pair that forms part of the Fortune family as Glen and Shireen Fortune. Supporting cast members in Skemerdans include Brendon Daniels, Carmen Maarman, Vinette Ebrahim, Trudy van Rooy and the late Ceagan Arendse, who passed away in February 2021.

Co-directors, Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon, spoke about their casting choice, stating, “We knew what our casting would be even as we were writing. We wrote with particular actors in mind, and we were lucky that we managed to secure almost all of the people we had in mind. We needed an ensemble cast where every single character was able to carry the show on their own.” The directors also shared that the characters were developed with the actors in mind, ultimately allowing them to bring their vision to life.

Watch the preview of Skemerdans below.


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