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Thursday, October 31, 2019


The pilot episode of Deon Meyer’s thrilling new crime series, Trackers, will also be available to DStv Family, Compact and Compact Plus customers.

MultiChoice and M-Net made television history on Sunday (October 27) in more ways than one! The much-anticipated adaptation of Deon Meyer’s international bestselling crime thriller, Trackers, which will take top-notch African storytelling to the world, hit the screens at 20h00. Not only did the five-part series – a co-production between M-Net, HBO’s sister channel Cinemax, and the German broadcaster ZDF – make its worldwide debut across Africa in the prime-time slot usually allocated to Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster movies on M-Net 101, it also became immediately available on the MultiChoice video-on-demand service, ShowMax.

Trackers shines the spotlight on the incredible talent working in the African film and television industry,” says Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice CEO of General Entertainment. “We are immensely proud of this milestone production. It’s one of the biggest ventures in the history of M-Net and we trust that it will be the first of many enticing and authentic stories from our continent to reach global audiences.“

The pilot episode of the exhilarating five-part series - loaded with heart-thumping action scenes, multi-layered characters, and chilling plot twists – is 90 minutes long. The rest of the story will unfold in four hour-long episodes. With each episode scheduled for 20h00 on M-Net 101, the weekly blockbuster movie premiere will be screened an hour later than usual, at 21h00, on November 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Set against uniquely Southern African landscapes – from the Karoo to Khayelitsha and Limpopo to the Bo-Kaap – Trackers spins a web of intrigue that involves conspiracy, corruption, diamonds and rhinos, smugglers and smooth operators. The characters oscillate between good and evil, daring and dangerous and are portrayed by a stellar cast, including Thapelo Mokoena, Rolanda Marais, Brendan Daniels, Sandi Schultz, James Gracie, Sisanda Henna, Jill Middelkop, Trix Vivier, Jerry Mofokeng, Grace Olifant, Albert Maritz and Ed Stoppard.

For more information go to or join the conversation on Twitter at #TrackersSA.