Sky Atlantic Sets November Premiere For South African Based Crime Thriller ‘Trackers’
Sky Atlantic has picked up ‘Trackers‘, a crime thriller set in South African, co-produced by Cinemax, South African channel M-Net, and Germany’s ZDF, setting a November premiere date.
Adapted from acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel, three stories collide explosively in Cape Town in an action-packed thriller featuring organised crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, black rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot.
In rural Loxton, South Africa, Lemmer reluctantly embarks on a shadowy smuggling operation. Meanwhile, Cape Town’s Presidential Bureau of Intelligence launches a high-stakes, covert investigation into a terrorist plot after a police informant blows the whistle on a meeting between local Islamic extremists and Suleiman Daoud, a senior Al Qaeda operative. As PBI chief Janina Mentz carefully directs the sting, special agent Quinn is eager to make an arrest – and Milla, a housewife who’s escaped an abusive suburban existence, lands a job as a researcher on the team.
The series stars James Gracie (‘Siberia,’ ‘The Gamechangers’), Rolanda Marais (‘Lied van die Lappop’), Ed Stoppard (‘Knightfall,’ ‘The Pianist’), Sandi Schultz (‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘City of Angels’), Brendon Daniels (‘Arendsvlei,’ ‘Lockdown’), Trix Vivier (‘Sterlopers,’ ‘Waterfront’), Thapelo Mokoena (‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’), and Sisanda Henna (‘Tsha Tsha,’ ‘This Life’). All six episodes are directed by Jyri Kähönen (‘Bordertown’) and shot by cinematographer Ivan Strasburg (’13 Reasons Why,’ HBO’s ‘Generation Kill,’ ‘Treme’).
‘Trackers‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 6th November 2020 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.