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Showmax previews upcoming neo-noir murder mystery, Skemerdans

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Showmax has shared the preview of its upcoming series, Skemerdans, which is based on a power struggle between two brothers, a scorned widow, and an organised crime syndicate.

Showmax issued a statement on Tuesday, 30 March 2021, providing the first preview of its new neo-noir murder mystery, Skemerdans. Premiering on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, on the streaming platform, Skemerdans comprises 13 30-minute episodes which are set at the Oasis Jazz Club in the Cape Flats. The story will follow the Fortune family, whose lives are compromised due to the power struggle within the family that is caused by their involvement in organised crime.

Skemerdans co-directors, Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon, commented on the upcoming Showmax Original, stating, “We love the noir genre, so we had an aesthetic in mind. We wanted to create something that felt different to any South African show we had seen. A lot of the shows here are so bright, whereas we found there was something so beautiful about playing with darkness and shadows.”

Watch the preview of Skemerdans below.


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