Is'phindiselo is a South African digital web series loosely based on the story of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo, about a young man who is falsely imprisoned, escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
Re-imagining the story in Johannesburg against the backdrop of a corrupt construction company, Is'phindiselo deals with the themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness.
The series focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, trained by a ruthless mentor, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about taking revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment.
However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.
This season, Benny (Zamani Mbatha) embarks on a dangerous mission of re-inventing himself as an investor and entrepreneur.
His goal is not only to expose Vusimuzi (Lindani Nkosi) as a criminal, but to totally and utterly destroy him, and everything he holds dear.
With this in mind, Benny plans to sabotage the company his father once built, that Vusimuzi Nkosi now owns, and he starts a series of attacks on the construction empire, all the while getting closer and closer to the Nkosi family.
Benny's need for revenge is blurred by his growing desire to have a relationship of trust and love with Kethiwe (Zikhona Bali).
Ultimately, he is forced to choose between the possibility of real love and the relentless drive to destroy the ones who wronged him.
As we follow Benny's journey, we track the rise of the Nkosi family as well as Kethiwe's career as a budding junior attorney, whose love for the law and justice does not waiver.
The series stars Amahle Khumalo as Phumzile, Baby Cele as Thabile, Lindani Nkosi as Vusimuzi, Mamarumo Marokane as Letti, Robert Mpisi as Temane, Siyabonga Sepotokele as Chris, Warren Masemola as Jerry, Zamani Mbatha as Benny and Zikhona Bali as Khethiwe.
Is'phindiselo is an eOriginal Production created and executive produced by Meren Reddy, Luke Rous and Joshua Rous of Rous House Productions; and Nomusa Nkabinde for eVOD.
It is the first original series produced exclusively for eVOD.