Showmax orders S2 of romcom Troukoors
South African streaming service Showmax has ordered a second season of new romantic comedy series Troukoors in the same week that the show made its debut.
Troukoors is a 14×30’ original Afrikaans series that follows a wedding planner who is surrounded by love but struggling to find it for herself.
The show stars Ilse-Lee van Niekerk (Die Boekklub), with Fleur du Cap nominee Bianca Flanders (Nêrens Noord-Kaap, Address Unknown) and former child star Blyde Smit (Erfsondes) co-starring as her best friend and sister respectively.
The show has been created by SAFTA winner Louis Pretorius and SAFTA nominee Albert Snyman of Infinity Films, the creators of South African shows Die Boekklub, Fynskrif and Die Boland Moorde.
The second season of Troukoors is due in the first half of 2022.
“Troukoors is like good champagne: light and bubbly and moreish, with a tendency to bring out people’s naughty sides,” said Candice Fangueiro, head of content at Showmax. “It’s like Younger or The Bold Type but set against the splendour and romance of the Cape wedding industry.”
MultiChoice-owned Showmax has seen much success with its originals this year. The Real Housewives of Durban, Uthando Lodumo, Devilsdorp and The Wife set successive viewing records on Showmax, while Life With Kelly Khumalo won a SAFTA.
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