From the two powerful creatives, Thandi Brewer and Bridget Pickering comes a political thriller that is getting tongues wagging as episode 6 of the 13 – part drama series, End Game hits the screen this Thursday at 20h30 on SABC1. Directing the series, is none other than Akin Omotso, a Nigerian – born, now South African who recently directed Material, a South African comedy that has to date won both local and international awareds.
From co – producing the internationally acclaimed, Hotel Rwanda to voice – coaching the Broadway Sarafina cast, Bridget and Thandi have individually created a wide range of diverse TV work that has won both local and international awards so, it didn’t come as a surprise when these two power brains came together to create a sizzling political thriller led by a female character. Driven by the power to tell stories, Bridget Pickering, the series executive producer believes that “telling stories is the way people find meaning in their lives. It reaffirms the daily experiences of people and who they are.”
The series has been well received so far and could end up being the best political thriller to ever hit SABC1 as a channel. End Game is in its own right a thought provoking, highly suspensive, wittily written and first – rate drama. It could easily be described as the marriage of House of Cards and The Fixer (Scandal in the U.S.A). Honing in on the scandals that surround politics and the daily things that happen in a political families’ lives, End Game is very close to home and uniquely South African
From digitally run political campaigns to betrayal; lies; bullying; corruption; and murder, End Game has hit the small screen at the right time. A time when South Africa is no longer a teenager but a young adult, and pressure on politicians or policies can now be driven on social media platforms. The cast embrace it all and they are enjoying the series, immensely.
About End Game
Beautiful, bright and bored, Khosi is wife to the Minister of the Environment, Jet Hlatswayo… And she’s having a really horrible day. She’s uncovered an assassination plot targeting the President, her troubled teenage daughter is on a chase of her own, and has snuck out the house to try and seduce her mother’s lover – whose young enough to be her son, Khosi’s strained marriage is pushed to the brink by the murder of her husband’s mistress, and everyone thinks she’s to blame.
Not only has she been framed for a high-profile crime, but whoever’s behind it is plotting to make this day even worse for Khosi, and possibly the worst for all of South Africa. Khosi must uncover the plot; expose conspirators deep within the government. And the clock is ticking… It’s going be one hell of a day!
The rest you will have to see for yourself.
Cast includes: Hlomla Dandala (Jet Hlatswayo); Bubu Mazibuko (Nomkhosi Hlatswayo); Dineo Nchabeleng (Ayanda Hlatswayo); Siyabonga Xaba (Zweli Hlatswayo); Yonda Thomas (Thato Dhlamini); Tango Ncetezo (Rose Bacqua); Sipho Ngwenya (Freddie); Jerry Mofokeng (Hamilton Shenge); Letoya Mangezi (Naledi Zondo); Sthandiwe Kgoroge (Nozipho Kunene); Lucky Khoza (President) and Ronnie Nyakale (Siya Bacqua).