iNumber Number is a South African television drama series based on the film of the same name, which follows a policeman who infiltrates a crime family to bring his estranged father to justice - only to find the father he has always wanted to have.
As in the film, the heartbeat of iNumber Number remains the relationship between Chilli and Shoes, whose brotherhood bond comes under a dangerous threat.
In the series, Chilli infiltrates an infamous crime family to bring down the untouchable patriarch. We soon realise Chilli's motive is not just professional - it's personal.
Meanwhile, Shoes is battling his own demons when his straight and narrow life is thrown into turmoil. A committed cop who believes in his "calling" to serve the people, Shoes' idyllic life as a father is threatened by criminals as a tactic to intimidate him into withholding evidence.
As Chilli journeys deeper and deeper into the seductive world of organised crime, enticed by having the father he's always wanted, so does Shoes hurtle into the murky waters of crime - until his case collides with Chilli's mission.
But are the "brothers" still on the same side of the law?
Familial relationships are tested, bonds are threatened and men of high moral fibre find themselves on a crossroads.
iNumber Number is produced by Quizzical Pictures with executive producers Harriet Gavshon, JP Potgieter, Nimrod Geva and Donovan Marsh. Siphiwe Hlabangane is a producer. The directors are Rolie Nikiwe and Catharine Cooke. The head writer is Sean Steinberg and the first episode was written by Darryl Bristow-Bovey. Music composition is by Brendan Jury.
Season 1 Cast
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S'dumo Mtshali ... Chili Ngcobo
Israel Matseke Zulu ... Skroef
Presley Chweneyagae ... Shoes Moshoeshoe
Zola Nombona ... Zee
Ronnie Nyakale ... Stone
Sonia Mbele ... Philane
Mncedisi Shabangu ... Mukuto
Recurring / Guests
Dumisani Dlamini ... Congo
Mpho Sibeko ... TK
Sayitsheni Mdakhi ... Armstrong
Thishiwe Ziqubu ... Liyana
Tumie Ngumla ... Thuli
Tsholofelo Matshaba ... Amahle
Carol Behane ... Belle
Tendaiishe Chitima ... Sinobuhle
Tessa Twala ... Naledi
Thulane Shange ... Tony
Thulani Mtsweni ... Nyoka
Isaac Tlhotlhalemaje ... Robert Gumede
Nnekwa Tsajwa ... Dali
Ofentse Rakololo ... Kagiso
Zakithi Dhlamini ... Holmes
Wouter Botes ... Judge
Talitha Bothma ... Druggie
Bafana Manake ... Hector
Reggie Ndlovu ... Malaisha Thug
Eugene Ngcobo ... Mathole Msimang
Lulamile Diko ... Nyoka Gang 1
Luyanda Joto ... Nyoka Gang 2
Lindokuhle Ndimande ... Nyoka Gang 3
Vusi Shilenge ... Nyoka Gang 4
Kamogelo Shuma ... Nyoka Gang 5
Philemon Mogoatlhe ... Gun Supplier
Selai Ralarala ... Nurse
Sifiso Khumalo ... Nyaope Boy 1
Vukhosi Mashele ... Nyaope Boy 2
Richard Lukunku ... Jamai
Siphiwe Hlabangane ... Bank CEO
Kekeletso Mphuthi ... Kate (as Keke Mphuti)
Kennedy Stab ... Duduza
Conrad Durrell ... Dougie (as Conrad Durrel)
Marcus Mabusela ... Patrice
Ali Dlamini ... Gwaza
Jabulani Masilela ... Khoza
Clyde Khumo Nxedlana ... Watchman
Pearl Letlhake ... Thuli's Mom
Khanya Ralarala ... Young Chilli