Africa’s first real superhero TV series, “Jongo”!

[ 0 ] December 1, 2015 |

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“Jongo” , Africa’s first real Superhero TV series produced by South African based studio Motion  Story, seems to be the African game changer in terms of proudly African produced content.

It was announced at DISCOP Africa 2015, that “Jongo” had been picked up for distribution by Discover Digital alongside Dutch based distributor FCCE, Ebony Life TV and South African television network e.tv, as partners for the series to be released in 2016.

“Jongo”, shot in Johannesburg will flight a first season of 8 episodes. The African series will explore the story of a young man who acquires super powers,  after an alien crystal left to him by his murdered mine worker father , is found in a cave at the cradle of humankind. Eli tries to deal with the death of his father and sets out to find the men responsible, whilst having to manage the powers of the crystal. Little does he know about the men he is hunting, who just like him have crystals of their own but require Eli’s stone to fulfill an ancient and devastating prophecy, which will threaten the lives of millions.

Jongo, African Shows, Zoom-in, Africa's 1st film blog, Superhero, Motion Story, Pacou Mutomba“It’s an original and uniquely African concept that has excellent production values. We wanted to showcase the beauty and dynamism of the continent and of South Africa in particular. So many films and TV shows focus on the problems Africans face. “Jongo” will emphasize all that is positive about this great continent of ours…” says “Jongo” writer and director Gareth Crocker in an interview with Screen Africa.

The African superhero series is co-directed by Fred Wolmarans and Gareth Crocker, executive produced by Chris Lawrence and produced by Phillip Wolmarans. The role of “Eli King” is played by hip hop dancer Pacou Mutombo, his best friend “Kay” is played by Katlego Baaitse and his girlfriend “Maya” played by Pauline Zwane. The role of “Noah” is played by Luthuli Dlamini, the head of an agency that protects the planet from alien activity.

In the beginning of the series, Eli lives the life of an ordinary young man living a humble life in urban Johannesburg. He hates his day job as a courier delivery guy but by night he works a second job as a dance teacher. Check out the trailer below…

Behind the scenes with co-director of Jongo, Gareth Crocker providing insight into the worlds first African Superhero TV series.

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