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: Timeslive.co.za