South African produced
drama-thriller, "Obsessions", is set to make history
when it becomes the first local series to air worldwide
on Amazon's video streaming service, Amazon Video.
The series, which tells the story of a young group of
friends who are harassed by a stalker determined to
destroy their lives, will premiere on Amazon's
international video service in May 2018 and run for 22
weeks. The show will debut in America and the United
Kingdom, with producers in negotiations with local
broadcasters to carry it 24 hours later.
The series' creator, Nicho Bernard, told TshisaLIVE that
they were honoured by the opportunity to have the series
screened worldwide and believed it marked a "revolution"
for the local entertainment industry.
"We want to create a trend. We want to create a culture
of sending our content overseas. We want to show
international markets that we compete with them and we
can also make high-quality productions that they will
enjoy. We are doing that by not sticking to the rules of
being big first in South Africa and then
internationally. We are not afraid to be bold and brave
and that's what we need in South Africa," he said.
All of the music and fashion featured in Obsessions
will be provided by local artists and designers.
The series also features an all-South African cast,
including Jack Devnarain, Brandon Auret, Elma Postma and
Liesl Ahlers and was shot at locations in Johannesburg
and Hartbeespoort Dam. ¡V Source: