M-Net has announced its partnership with Cinemax and ZDF for the six-part adaptation of Deon Meyer’s Trackers, which is scheduled to air in October 2019.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday, 19 June 2019, the television adaption of internationally acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel, Trackers, will be co-produced and aired by the network, along with Cinemax and ZDF in October 2019. The six-part series will showcase a uniquely South African thriller and will be based solely on the novel.
MultiChoice CEO of General Entertainment, Yolisa Phahle, stated, “The trailblazing and massively exciting co-production of Trackers illustrates M–Net’s vision and commitment to shine the spotlight on the African film and television industry and provide fresh, proudly African narratives to our viewers as well as global audiences. It is also taking our long-standing relationship with Cinemax to the next level, allowing local and international talent to combine their world-class story-telling and production skills. Trackers is an unprecedented scripted television venture and MultiChoice and M-Net are proud to chart out new territory with all the game-changing players involved in this co-production”.
M-Net has revealed that filming for Trackers has already started in exotic locations spanning the length and breadth of South Africa. The co-production partners have been working together on all aspects of production, which include the development of the storyline and casting, as well as the assembling of crew and approval of the final content. The cast includes Sandi Schultz, Trix Vivier, David Dukas, James Garcie, Rolanda Marais and Ed Stoppard.