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Netflix has unveiled a swathe of South African content material together with the primary function from Mandla Dube’s high-profile expertise deal and a rom-com titled Soweto Love Story.

During a See What’s Next panel at Mip Africa at this time, the streamer reiterated a dedication to the nation and talked up a wealth of recently-struck partnerships, with Netflix Middle East and Africa content material boss Ben Amadasun saying the investments will “allow us to uncover distinctive views and numerous tales from South Africa to entertain our greater than 238 million members [subscribers] world wide.”

Leading the slate is Heart of the Hunter, the primary fruits of Netflix’s three-picture cope with South African Silverton Siege filmmaker Dube, which is able to launch subsequent yr. The function is described as a twisty spy thriller primarily based on the novel by Deon Meyer. Netflix revealed its Dube tie-up last year at an occasion in Johannesburg, whereas it additionally has offers in place with the likes of Mo Abudu and her Ebonylife Studios and director Kunle Afolayan.

Also launching subsequent yr is Soweto Love Story, a rom-com set within the coronary heart of Johannesburg’s well-known township.

Meanwhile, YA sequence Miseducation will drop on Netflix in a fortnight and follows a younger, self-absorbed, first-year varsity scholar who finds herself on the canceled listing after the police raid her home and seize her household’s property due to her mom, whereas YOH’ Christmas is Netflix Africa’s first present concerning the vacation season.

Amadasun additionally unveiled new seasons of Blood & Water, Savage Beauty and Young, Famous & African together with speaking up previously-announced function Kandasamys: The Baby.

He detailed the Dube deal and pointed to different native partnerships together with a multi-title e-book adaptation tie-up with Akin Omotoso and Ochre Media, a cope with director Donovan Marsh and a multi-title partnership with Gambit Films, amongst others.

“We are extremely excited to proceed with our funding in South African storytelling and to increase {our relationships} with these wonderful storytellers,” added Amadasun.

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