The global broadcasting TV operator CANAL+ has partnered up with the entertainment company MultiChoice Group (MCG) to bring to life a 10-part epic series called Blood Psalms.
The series is based on SA’s pre-colonial mythology and it will be broadcast in 2021 on Showmax, on CANAL+ channel and it’s my Canal platform in Africa.
CANAL+ GROUP is a major player in Pay TV worldwide and they have produced many riveting box-office hits. Showmax is no stranger to content on demand, and offers its viewers selected live sport; news; movies and series including Deon Meyer’s Trackers and HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Shot in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and North West provinces, Blood Psalms tells the powerful story of a fierce teenage African queen, Zazi, who battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through complexities, politics and endless wars.
The brains behind the series are award-winning creative duo Layla Swart and Jahmil X.T Qubeka. The team, as producers and co-owners of Yellowbone Entertainment, bring Blood Psalms to life after the successful big screen premiere of their hit boxing movie Knuckle City earlier this year. Blood Psalms enlists the cream of the crop in local talent to tell a story that explores and preserves Africa’s rich heritage.
“Every one of the actors selected brings their own unique ability to authentically translate this magical epic onto screen,” says Layla Swart. “The goal, for us, is to ensure that the golden thread of Africa’s stunning history really shines. The story of Blood Psalms not only entertains, but also contributes to the preservation of African culture and languages as authentically told by Africans, to be enjoyed by the world.”
In executing this deeply mystical series, the crew went as far as creating intricate costume design and real-life consulting with African spiritual guides and healers to ensure that the story embodies and reflects truth.
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