M-Net lines up South African drama

By Content Nigeria reporter
April 29, 2022

Desert Rose is directed by Cindy Lee

South African pay TV channel M-Net, part of MultiChoice Group, will premiere its latest African drama series in early June.

Eight-part series Desert Rose is filled with black comedy, suspense, crime and romance, according to the network, and is set on a remote farm in the Northern Cape.

Desert Rose is produced by Quizzical Pictures, directed by Cindy Lee and written by award-winning screenwriter and showrunner Rohan Dickson. It will premiere on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on June 2 at 20.30 and will also be available on demand.

Desert Rose tells the story of a disenfranchised and forgotten desert town through the eyes of one family. When the young son of an absent father refuses a request from the family’s benefactor, it sets off a series of escalating events as the family is forced to confront the mayhem that comes their way.

The cast includes Neil Sandilands, Amalia Uys, Kai Luke Brümmer, Christia Visser, Tinarie van Wyk, Daniah de Villiers, Brandon Daniels, Danny Ross, Roeline Daneel and Melt Sieberhagen.

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