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Sober Companion

Genres: Comedy-Drama
Broadcast on: SABC3, Netflix South Africa

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC3 04 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016 Mondays, 21h00 - 22h00 13
Netflix South Africa 28 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2021 Thursday, 10h00 (all episodes) 13


Season 1

Sober Companion is a South African dark comedy-drama television series created by Tiffany Barbuzano and Trevor Gumbi which follows the lead character Trevor (Gumbi) as he guides a variety of addicts on the path to rehabilitation, whilst putting his own sobriety in jeopardy.

A sober companion is a "coach" or "minder" that stays with an addict as they try to reintegrate into an addiction free world. The Sober Companion follows four recovering addicts as they try to help other addicts by becoming Sober Companions and putting their own sobriety to the test.

The series dives into the infamous world of drug addiction and rehabilitation, as lived by Trevor, as he coaches various addicts while they reintegrate themselves into a world free from addiction.

The ensemble cast includes Chris Beasley, best known for his role as Len on Isidingo; actor and musician Kabomo Vilakazi; comedian Tumi Morake and City Ses'la star Meren Reddy.

Sober Companion is produced by Gumbi Productions, Ghost Sheep Productions and BBZ Films, with Erika Klopper as executive producer for The Televisionaries. Johnny Barbuzano is also an executive producer. Tiffany Barbuzano is the head writer, with a writing team that includes Gillian Breslin, Johnny Barbuzano, Meren Reddy and Trevor Gumbi.

The first episode was directed by Johnny Barbuzano; other directors include Cindy Lee and Sanele Zulu. The music was composed by Neill Solomon.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Trevor Gumbi		...	Trevor Gumbi
Kabomo Vilakazi		...	KG (as Kamobo Vilakazi)
Tiffany Barbuzano	...	Grace Higginson
Nicole Bailey		...	Charlene Hendriks
Meren Reddy		...	Kyle

Recurring / Guests

Brandon Auret		...	Charles
Chris Beasley		...	Oliver
Zane Meas		...	John
Tessa Jubber		...	Katherine
Kgosi Mongake		...	Glue Addict
Chris Chameleon		...	Rory
Donovan Goliath		...	Dwayne (as Donavan Goliath)
Paul Ditchfield		...	Father Richards
Carl Beukes		...	Evan
Andre Odendaal		...	Chris
Sive Mabuya		...	Faith
Hannes Brümmer		...	Rent Boy (as Hannes Brummer)
Mpho Osei-Tutu		...	Mpho
Tumi Morake		...	Tumi
Terence Bridgett	...	Tyrone (as Terence Bridget)
Thandi Puren		...	Olivia Higginson
Glen Biderman-Pam	...	Todd
Jerry Mntonga		...	Tebza
Arthur Yeates		...	Glue Addict
Ernest Mothuri		...	Glue Addict
Tshepo Nkosi		...	Glue Addict
Jayden van der Merwe	...	Benji (as Jayden Van Der Merwe)
Garth Breytenbach	...	Steven
Michael Richard		...	Donald
Mosa Kaiser		...	Rosy
Sandile Mdluli		...	Confessor 1
Yolanda Vermaak		...	Confessor 2
Johnny Barbuzano	...	Confessor 3
Christiaan Scoombie	...	Wesley
Rori Motuba		...	Sally
Makgotso M		...	Tselane
Clementine Mosimane	...	Sophie
Coco Merckel		...	Tina's Father
Kate Normington		...	Tina's Mother
Robert Hobbs		...	Kidnapper
Cleo Moloi		...	Social Worker
Jamie Barbuzano		...	Kidnapped Boy (Noah)
Pippa Leicher		...	Kidnapped Boy's Mother (as Pippa Liecher)
Zodwa Nkosi		...	Cop
Cleo Moloi		...	Social Worker
Lehasa Moloi		...	Lehasa
Kaseran Pillay		...	Robin (as Kasaran Pillay)
Jose Domingos		...	Ryan (as Jose Dimingos)
Tom Fairfoot		...	Isiah
Carmen Pretorius	...	Girl
Craig Jackson		...	Guy
Didi Mabela		...	Trevor's Sister
Jamie Gumbi		...	Young Trevor
Jodie Gumbi		...	Bully
Jerry Mofokeng		...	Jerry
Jack Devnarain		...	Pravesh
Mthunzi Ntoyi		...	Comedian
Garth Breytenbach	...	Steven (as Garth Breytenback)
Mpho Molepo		...	Kagiso (as Mpho Molepe)
Peter Mashigo		...	Molester (as Peter Mishigo)
Ron Smerczak		...	Man
Kate Liquorish		...	Claire
Maria Selepe		...	Trevor's Aunt
Mojak Lehoko		...	Clive (as Mojack)
Sans Moonsamy		...	Lakshmi (as Sans Moonsammy)
Rob Pombo		...	Jeff
Nina Hastie		...	Tullulah
Wayne van Rooyen	...	Dwayne


Season 1 Cast

as
Trevor Gumbi

as
KG (as Kamobo Vilakazi)

as
Grace Higginson

as
Charlene Hendriks

as
Kyle

as
Charles

as
Oliver

as
John

as
Katherine

as
Glue Addict

as
Rory

as
Dwayne (as Donavan Goliath)

as
Father Richards

as
Evan's Voice (voice)

as
Chris

as
Rent Boy (as Hannes Brummer)

as
Mpho

as
Tumi

as
Tyrone (as Terence Bridget)

as
Tina's Father

as
Tina's Mother

as
Kidnapper

as
Lehasa

as
Robin (as Kasaran Pillay)

as
Ryan (as Jose Dimingos)

as
Jerry

as
Pravesh

as
Comedian

as
Isiah

as
Kagiso (as Mpho Molepe)

as
Molester (as Peter Mishigo)

as
Man

as
Faith

as
Tullulah

as
Dwayne

as
Tselane

as
Claire

as
Olivia Higginson

as
Cop


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