Obsession is an International drama/thriller television series created by Nicho Barnard. The show is set to make its mark in TV when it releases worldwide on Amazon Video in May 2018. The TV series is produced locally, in South Africa - by South African directors and producers - and features South African actors.
This marks the first of a kind to have ever been done where a South African produced show hits international waters amongst the other brilliant TV shows out there. A true historical point for SA TV and SA talent.
The show will feature some well-known South African actors such as Jack Devnarain (Isidingo), Brandon Auret (Chappie, Elysium), Elma Postma (7de Laan, Binnelanders) and Deborah Lettner (Angel of the Skies, Beaver Falls).
Liesl Ahlers, who just recently finished her international US horror movie, Friend Request, plays the lead of the show as a character known as Christal de Waal.
It is also said that we will see Deanre Reiners (Getroud met Rugby, Isidingo) and James Pilkington (Skeem Skaam) in recurring roles and the show prompts to also introduce some brand new faces to the screen such as Marischka Ceaser, Sika Osei, Laikin Govender, Daniel Nunes and more.
Obsession was previously known as "The Crossing" when it was first created. Initially the show's pilot episode was picked up by a local South African broadcaster. However, after numerous factors, the producers pulled the show from the broadcasting network and ventured to a new network.
In September, 2017 - It was announced that the show was officially signed and picked up to series to be distributed worldwide on Amazon Video.
The show was announced to release 22-episodes for their first season, which will debut sometime around May 2018 on Amazon Video. So far no official date is released for the premiere, and the specific broadcasting day is not confirmed, but it was said that the show will broadcast on Amazon once a week at 8/7 Central US Time and thereafter will be broadcast on South African television within 24 hours express from the US.
The show's name was changed from "The Crossing" to "Obsession" after it was signed on by Amazon due to the fact that there is already a show "The Crossing" on ABC Network.
Currently, all social media platforms are still known as "The Crossing" but producers did confirm via Facebook that they are busy rebranding.