The Showmax series Blood Psalms cast many star-budded actors and actresses in the South African media space.
The fantasy series promotes the history and culture of Africa. The dialogue was only in African languages.
A thousand years after the fall of Atlantis, in ancient Africa, the five remaining houses of Kemet were greatly engulfed with fears of a prophecy. The prophecy proclaimed the end of days.
This action-packed fantasy series brings together many prominent and fine actors in South Africa. The series boasts of star actors like:
- S’dumo Mtshali
- Thishiwe Ziqubu
- Warren Masemola
- Thando Thabethe
- Sello Maake ka Ncube
- Mothusi Magano
- Zolisa Xaluva
- Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa
- Zikhona Sodlaka
African languages could be heard from the beginning of the series to the end.
It posed a challenge since most actors are used to speaking English and mixing it with other African Languages.
The show was shot in the Eastern Cape in Gauteng and North West provinces. It also cast some other talented new faces in showbiz.
The show seeks to unveil the history of Africa since most of us know our past from Western perspectives.
The series draws inspiration from many elements of many African mythologies. The focus was on these tribes in season one as they tried to migrate.
- Great Nziwemabwe
These clans migrated from Kemet, now Egypt, to various locations where they established their cultures. The character Zazi is the damning prophecy’s chief harbinger.
Other notable roles include King Letsha (played by Mothusi) and the head of the Akachi army General Toka (played by Zolisa).
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The show will premiere on the streaming platform Showmax on 28 September 2022. Viewers are to expect fresh episodes on Wednesdays for two months and three weeks.