Remix is a South African musical comedy-drama television miniseries created as a sequel to the television movie Tooth and Nails and produced by Coal Stove Pictures in which a group of delinquents doing community service at a Church work their way into the Church's Praise and Worship Group and embark on a journey to realise their talents to the fullest.
The series originally aired on DStv's Mzansi Magic channel from 7 September to 5 October, 2013, on Saturdays at 19h00. New episodes broadcast weekly and the series later aired on Mzansi Wethu. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Remix premiered on Mzansi Wethu on Monday 5 May 2014, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are five hour-long episodes in the series.
Two down-and-out kwaito musicians, Tooth and Nails, attempt to wrest control from their useless record label by pirating their own CDs.
They get arrested and charged with the misdemeanour of piracy, and are sentenced to carrying out two hundred hours of community service at the Youth Harvest Ministry Church.
At the Church, they come up with the "brilliant" idea of avoiding manual labour by rejuvenating the defunct Praise and Worship Team at the Church, creating a new group called "Remix".
Together with the other misfits and the youth at the church, they embark on a journey to realise their talents to the fullest while overcoming their personal issues, their difficulties working with one another and their challenges of being accepted as upright, respectable members of society.
As they compete to qualify for the National Praise and Worship Cmpetition, they also have to contend with the interference and sabotage of Pastor Titus, the uber-conservative, tight-assed "co-deputy assistant pastor", who believes that these youths should be in jail.
Remix explores the personal issues that young people from two sides of the social divide face: the so-called "upright law-abiding" citizens, as well as those who have "fallen from grace".
The show aims to depict all the characters in a light, humorous, non-judgmental light, and to show that at the end of the day, we are all the same, and we all go through the same struggles.
Even those who have never committed any crimes or misdemeanours are potentially just as "evil" as those who have, and those who may be "doing time" at the end of the day, are just as human as law-abiding citizens.
In this way the show provides both personal and social commentary.
Remix stars Miza Modibedi as Tooth, Samkelo Mzizi as Nails, Zinhle Mabena as Lindi, Siphiwe Nkosi as Titus, Emkay Khanyile as Lungi, Nathaniel Ramabulana as Sam, Glen Gabela as Pastor Titus, Balinde Nxumalo as Taryn, Tshepi Mash as Thembi and Fulu Mugovhani as Nikki.
The show is produced by Fidel Namisi and Wandile Molebatsi for Coal Stove Pictures, with directors Thabang Moleya and Scottnes L. Smith. The series writers are Fidel Namisi, Desmond Ntshalintshali, Mpho Osei-Tutu and Lwazi Mvusi.
Episode 1: A Second Chance
Sentenced to community service at a church for pirating their own CDs, Tooth and Nails start a gospel singing group to avoid manual labour. Tooth incurs the opposition of Pastor Titus who is the champion of physical discipline to correct one's wrongs.
His daughter Lindi, who is also Tooth's ex-girlfriend, is caught between making the men in her life happy and discovering her own voice.
Meanwhile Nails' voice is drowned out by Tooth despite him having the key to making the group work.
Episode 2: Who's Your Daddy
Pastor Titus is humiliated when his attempts at disbanding Remix, with the help of the law, are thwarted by Tooth. Tooth receives news from Kidy that she is carrying his child and tries to conceal it from Lindi.
In the aftermath of estrangement from her father, Lindi and Tooth's relationship appears to be on the mend until she learns of his alleged infidelity.
Lungi plants seeds of dissent in Nails.
Episode 3: Duets
The "Remix" members do duets to decide which will be the main act of their song for the finals. Taryn loses her voice and resorts to some extreme measures to get it back. Titus schemes to get Sam to take over directing "Remix", with surprising results.
Meanwhile, Lindi and Percy's relationship deepens, while Lungi starts up a musical partnership with Tooth's rival, Lungi.
Episode 4: Samuel Says
Tooth's life is on a verge of slipping away when forced to marry someone he doesn't love. Lindi finally sees Percy's true colours and finds strength to stand up to him.
Nails has been fooled once again by Lungi who he thought would be his new best friend. Remix has fallen apart Tooth and Nails have to work together to rekindle it.
Episode 5: Sounds Like Team Spirit
Tooth reunites the Remix members and manages to lead them to the finals. Lindi makes peace with Titus, and Nails gets the recognition he so sorely craves.
Season 1 (5 episodes)
Channel: Mzansi Magic | Premiere: 7 Sep 2013 | Finale: 5 Oct 2013 | Sat, 19h00
Channel: Mzansi Wethu | Premiere: 5 May 2014 | Finale: 2 Jun 2014 | Mon, 21h30