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Donkerland

Genres: Drama, Period Drama
Broadcast on: kykNET, kykNET & kie

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
kykNET 13 Aug 2013 05 Nov 2013 Tuesdays, 20h00 - 21h00 13
kykNET & kie 15 Jul 2017 26 Aug 2017 Saturdays, 20h00 (double bill) 13


Season 1

Donkerland is a South African Afrikaans-language television drama series created by Deon Opperman and based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name which follows the trials and tribulations of six generations of a family of settlers and the family of Black workers on the farm Donkerland in the district of Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal.

The narrative of Donkerland plays out over a period of 158 years, from 1838 to 1996.

Against the backdrop of the changing socio-political landscape of the country, Donkerland follows the trials and tribulations of six generations of a family of settlers and the family of Black workers on the farm Donkerland in the district of Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal - from the first founding of the farm all the way to 1996.

The complex play of relationships between members of the family over the generations as well as between the family and the Black workers on the farm is the central focus of this drama series.

When first produced for stage in 1997, Donkerland was hailed as a milestone in South African literature, particularly for its revisionist view of Afrikaner history. No punches are pulled in this frank and honest portrayal of Afrikaner history.

Donkerland was produced by Bottom Line Entertainment with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa, directed by Jozua Malherbe and produced by Deon Opperman and Soné Combrinck. The head writer was Deon Opperman, who also wrote the screenplay. Music was composed by Janine Neethling.

The series was filmed in Johannesburg, Heidelberg, Kurgersdorp and the surrounding areas in the winter of 2013. The estimated production budget was R10-million.


Season 1 Cast

as
Pieter de Witt

as
Eerste (Jonk)

as
Grant Roberts

as
Die Mpondo Prins

as
Mpondo Minnaar

as
Magriet van der Merwe

as
Oubaas Pieter de Witt

as
Frederik de Witt

as
Jakob de Witt (as Marcell Schoeman)

as
Magdalena de Witt

as
Eerste

as
Mehlokazulu

as
Thea de Witt

as
Generaal-Majoor Sir George Colley

as
Anna de Witt

as
John Walsh

as
Hester de Witt

as
Dirk de Witt

as
Frederik de Witt

as
Sihayo

as
Bongani

as
Matyana

as
Klein Piet de Witt

as
Nomthandazo

as
Lord Kitchener (as Anthony Coleman)

as
Donegan

as
Martie

as
Hanskakie Gerrie Maritz

as
Petrus Potgieter

as
Riana de Witt

as
Bongani

as
Dirk de Witt

as
Klein Piet de Witt

as
Maria de Witt

as
Emily de Witt

as
Ouboet de Witt

as
Henk de Witt

as
Mr. Lawrence

as
Betsie (as Beáte Olwagen)

as
Simpson

as
James Andrews

as
Siyabonga die Opstoker

as
Jan de Jager

as
Thea de Jager

as
McMillan

as
Zwide

as
Zoeloe Seuntjie

as
Dominee

as
Piet-Jan de Jager

as
Sigwebana

as
Francois Swart (as JJ Folscher)

as
Annette de Witt

as
Mari de Witt

as
Johan de Jager

as
Piet-Jan - Oud

as
Sigwebana

as
Truida de Jager

as
Zodwa

as
Frederik de Jager

as
Mariaan de Jager

as
Nomthandazo

as
Mtonga

as
Alcock

as
Sersant Hattingh

as
Johan de Jager

as
Wynand

as
Francois de Jager

as
Ta' Emily Andrews

as
Sizwe

as
Andries Pretorius

as
Botha

as
Engelse Offisier 1

as
Engelse Offisier 2

as
Fourie

as
Geldenhuys

as
Gerald

as
Gerrie

as
Gerrie die Jong Boersoldaat

as
Jan Serfontein

as
Kruger

as
Nandi

as
Sibongile

as
Zoeloe Man

as
Hugo

as
Dr. John Philip

as
Blackie Swart

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