Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: kykNET



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Season 1

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kykNET 17 Feb 2021 21 Apr 2021 Wednesdays, 20h00 - 21h00 10

Season 1

Afgrond (Abyss) is a South African, Afrikaans-language television drama series which revolves around fate and the choices that five women make while each is fighting for their existence that brings them together.

Each has to make a decision that will change their lives.

Julia Cilliers (Jana Kruger) is a psychologist who struggles to process her guilt arising out of her child's death.

This compels her to stay in a difficult marriage with Basson Brink (Stian Bam), the head of Cilliers, Mouton & Molefe - a successful law firm in Cape Town.

Hannelie Fourie (Marguerite van Eeden) approaches Julia for psychological help because she is being sexually abused at work.

Julia is forced to make a difficult choice that will ultimately free her.

Lana Bridgett (Kim Cloete), a glamourous soap star, emerges from a five-year coma and realises she has amnesia.

She goes for hypnotherapy with Julia to remember her past and is faced with some shocking truths about herself.

Nadine May (Gretchen Ramsden), a candidate attorney, lives in Vredendal and her dream comes true when she gets a job at Cilliers, Molefe & Mouton.

She has to choose between leaving the love of her life, Franklin (Roberto Kyle) behind or taking the new opportunity.

She decides to take the job but her experience in the city turns out to be a nightmare.

Leora van Niekerk (Kanya Viljoen) inherits Ever End, her father's funeral parlour.

While she's trying to keep her head above water, she discovers the shocking truth about her fiancé, Etienne (Wilhelm van der Walt).

In the series premiere: Hannelie feels powerless in a world where the powerful abuse the powerless and Julia struggles to keep her family satisfied.

The series stars Jana Kruger as Julia, Kim Cloete as Lana, Kanya Viljoen as Leora, Gretchen Ramsden as Nadine, Marguerite van Eeden as Hannelie, Stian Bam as Basson, Wilhelm van der Walt as Etienne, Laudo Liebenberg as Stiaan, Roberto Kyle as Franklin, Ivan Zimmermann as Bernard, Craig Adriaanse as Ashwin and Octavia Meissenheimer as Ellen.

Afgrond is an M-Net Original Production, created and produced by Penguin Films and co-produced by kykNET. The supervising producer for kykNET is Tina Kruger.

The writing team includes Roberta Durrant, Margaret Goldsmid, Stephen Simm, Theltom Masimila, Quanita Adams, Tristram Atkins and Jsutine Loots.

Corné van Rooyen is the director. The theme music is by Jacques du Plessis.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)


Jana Strydom		...	Julia Cilliers Brink (as Jana Kruger)
Kim Cloete		...	Lana Bridgett
Kanya Viljoen		...	Leora van Niekerk
Gretchen Ramsden	...	Nadine May
Marguerite van Eeden	...	Hannelie Fourie
Stian Bam		...	Basson Brink
Wilhelm van der Walt	...	Etienne van Niekerk
Laudo Liebenberg	...	Stiaan Stolz
Roberto Kyle		...	Franklin Klaasen
Ivan Zimmermann		...	Bernard Lorenz (as Ivan Zimmerman)
Craig Adriaanse		...	Ashwin Meyer
Octavia Meissenheimer	...	Ellen Bridgett-Willemse (as Octavia Messenheimer)

Recurring / Guests

Maurice Carpede		...	Uncle Boy Klaasen
Chris van Niekerk	...	Desmond Steyn
Nadia Valvekens		...	Leoni Lottering
Martelize Kolver	...	Yolandi van Vuuren
Khadija Heeger		...	Aunty May
Lynita Crofford		...	Ina Steyn
Edelweiss Kruidenier	...	Adri Cloete
Brent Vermeulen		...	Divan Fourie
Daniah de Villiers	...	Riana Brink
Gershwin Cloete		...	Boet Manie
Gary Naidoo		...	Doctor Ebrahim
Dijan Botha		...	Doctor Conradie
Gordon van der Spuy	...	Pastor Scheepers
Jacques Theron		...	Wynand du Toit
Zhaunder Amerika	...	Chester
Sbahle Bulose		...	Hlumela
Emily Jansen van Rensburg..	Minkie
Bianca Dell		...	Nurse Nicole
Ayanda Dlamini		...	Sister Agnes
Berenice Barbier	...	Legal Secretary 1
Danel Maree		...	Legal Secretary 2
Hein Poole		...	Marlin Prins
Elsabe Viljoen		...	Doctor Bekker
Michelle Burgers	...	Frieda
Joanie Combrink		...	Elize (as Joan Combrink)
Johan Meyer		...	Ben
Mandy van der Merwe	...	Raquel
Jana Grobbelaar		...	Fan 1
Travis Davis		...	Fan 2
Tessa Denton		...	Rentia Vermaak
Ruben Engel		...	Mr Abrahams
Johan Esterhuizen	...	Pastor
Elsabé Daneel		...	Marguerite Brink
Martin Venter		...	Lawyer
Sergio Rodgers		...	Paramedic 1
Mark Rodgers		...	Paramedic 2
Elandi van Wyk		...	Doctor Smit / Doctor Els
Susara Jordaan		...	Hospital Receptionist
Berenice Barbier	...	Legal Secretary 1
Danel Maree		...	Legal Secretary 2
Chantelle du Toit	...	Audience Member 1
Suad Hermans		...	Audience Member 2
Ian van der Westhuizen	...	Jacques le Roux
Emma Kotze		...	Anika
Werner Smit		...	Leroy Friedman
Theresa May		...	Mrs Shenkin
Ben Pieterse		...	Jody Jantjies
Gerwen Simon		...	Althea Meyer
Eben Groenewald		...	CJ Retief
Mkhuseli Richard Tafane	...	Mr Molefe (as Richard Tafane)
Andre Weideman		...	Hartklop Director
Adrian Havenga		...	Mr Strydom
Margie Pankhurst	...	Mrs Strydom (as Margie Pankirst)
Schalk van der Merwe	...	Spyker
Estelle Terblanche	...	Journalist
Soyama Mbashe		...	Mrs Gijima
Xolile Madayi		...	Mr Gijima
Zahir Carlie		...	Grant
Bulelwa Sakayi		...	Mrs Gijima
Dané de Waal		...	Maria

Season 1 Cast

Julia Cilliers (as Jana Kruger)

Lana Bridgett

Leora van Niekerk

Nadine May

Hannelie Fourie

Basson Brink

Etienne van Niekerk

Franklin Klaasen

Bernard Lorenz (as Ivan Zimmerman)

Oom Boy Klaasen

Desmond Steyn

Leoni Lottering

Yolandi van Vuuren

Rentia Vermaak

Mr Abrahams


Althea Meyer

CJ Retief

Mr Molefe (as Richard Tafane)

Hartklop Director

Divan Fourie

Marguerite Brink


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