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New on TV today: Friday 4 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Dec 2020
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Kings of Jo'burg

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural, Miniseries

Kings of Jo'burg

Follows the Masire brothers who rule the crime-ridden streets of the city of Johannesburg.

The Masire brothers rule Johannesburg's criminal underworld, but a supernatural family curse and a tangled web of betrayal threaten to destroy them.

Shona Ferguson stars as Simon "Vader" Masire, a member of the KOJ brotherhood and the eldest of the Masire siblings.

As the smoother and charming brother, prolific businessman Simon leads the family business. However, under the lavish suits and ties is a man hiding a deep dark secret.

Zolisa Xaluva portrays the role of Mogomotsi "Mo" Masire, Simon's young brother and an ex-convict who finds himself having to choose between the life that got him in jail, and honouring his responsibilities to the legacy of a crime family and older brother he loves.

Joining the ensemble cast is TK Sebothoma as the spoilt and privileged Tlotlo Masire; Buhle Samuels as the gorgeous and supportive wife to Simon, Angela Masire; and Tsholofelo Matshaba as the straight-talking detective who's obsessed with bringing down the Kings of Joburg.

Adding to the cast is SK Khoza as Cyrus, Abdul Khoza as Lester, Nnekwa Tsajwa as Sting and Cindy Mahlangu as Phumzi.

Other actors in the series include Lunathi Mampofu, Thembi Seete, Sello Sebotsane and Connie Ferguson as the demon mermaid.

The six-part series delves into legacy building, fragmented family structures, treacherous brotherhoods and the effects of crime and African masculinities on families and society at large.

Loyalties will be tested, with long held secrets threatening to shatter the fragile facade.

Kings of Jo'burb was created and executive produced by Shona Ferguson, with Ferguson Films.

TVSA Show Page: Kings of Jo'burg
 

On the Rails

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

On the Rails

A writer, journalist and reporter - Olivier Weber - took his camera around the world, to the compartments and wagons of trains.

Because the train is a unique starting point to discover a country, this documentary series renews the genre of rail travel by taking the time to meet the people, appreciate the stories and the daily life of the inhabitants met along the way.

From Mauritania to Sicily, from Mexico to the USA and Czech Republic, each episode takes us onboard an emblematic train, to meet those who live, eat and sleep and build projects there.

On the Rails also explores what surrounds this legendary means of transport: the villages, the breathtaking landscapes, the must-see tourist steps, the train stations, the countryside and the mountains crossed by the journalist.
 

Selena: The Series

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Selena: The Series

Iconic Mexican-American performer Selena rises to fame as she and her family make sacrifices in order to achieve their lifelong dreams.

Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice.

Selena: The Series explores her journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time — and the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together.
 

My Kersfeeskombuis

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Food, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

My Kersfeeskombuis

In this five-episode festive bonanza, top local chefs invite us into their kitchens and show us how to make their best Christmas menus.

Each week, we visit seasoned food experts such as Marinda Engelbrecht, Yolani Abrahams and potjiekos stars Piet Marais and Frik Oosthuizen.

Be prepared for a mouth-watering experience.

In the series premiere: Marinda Engelbrecht sets a Christmas table for her husband, children and two grandchildren, and serves a festive meal with food fresh from the West Coast sea.

 

Shows in this post: Kings of Jo'burg

Channels in this post: Curiosity Channel, VIA, Netflix South Africa



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