Sterlopers is a South African musical youth drama television series created and written by Deon Opperman and produced by Bottom Line Entertainment which follows the fortunes of a group of young people who are all trying to make it in the entertainment industry, as viewers get an inside view into the secrets that are to be found behind the scenes of success.
The series exposes the exciting merging of two sides of the South African entertainment industry - the glittering highways and the shadowy alleys - on the road to fame.
Themes of disillusionment, betrayal, passion and scandal, accompanied by the roller coaster-ride of desiring success, depict the storyline.
True to Deon Opperman's writing style, this series explores the ambitions, complex relationships and search for identity which each of the dynamic characters face in their own separate segment of the industry.
Sterlopers is classified as a youth drama. Not only does this genre allow for the introduction of new, fresh talent, but it also offers established artists an opportunity to show their talent on a brand new platform, as the series also includes the performance of popular Afrikaans songs.
The executive producers of Sterlopers were Deon Opperman and Soné Combrink. Zandré Smith and Scharl van der Merwe were producers and the director was Quentin Krog. The head writer was Deon Opperman.
Sterlopers was filmed in Johannesburg, Gauteng in 2013.