Emmanuel Castis not surprised by the success of movie Trackers
The film Trackers has taken the country by storm. It is amazing how well this show has done. The film is based on the novel of the same name by South African author Deon Meyer.
Its success over movies such as Game of Thrones shows that South African would like to see home-grown productions.
Joanne Joseph on Afternoon Drive speaks to M-Net head of local productions Kaye Ann Williams and one of the Trackers actors, Emmanuel Castis.
It has outranked one of our top show Game of Thrones and other shows like Big Little Lies, which is what you want our local content to do. In terms of numbers, it was at number one across Showmax, DStv Now and the 101 platform.Kaye Ann Williams, Head of local productions - M-Net
She says they worked in collaboration with German broadcaster ZDF. Deon helped with script and production, while British writer Robert Thorogood of Death in Paradise fame was the showrunner.
Castis is not surprised that the show did so well.
The production value is so amazing, the creative process was amazing. Being on set was just fantastic.Emmanuel Castis, Actor on Trackers
Deon Meyer - need I say more - is such an amazing writer and I must admit that I haven't read most of his books but just by the reaction of people who know him and how he is such a global name, I had no doubt that his stories and characters would be so popular.Emmanuel Castis, Actor on Trackers
Listen below for more...
This article first appeared on 702 : Emmanuel Castis not surprised by the success of movie Trackers
Think twice before fabricating or over-stating your qualifications.Read More
In the sumptuous 10-part series, Jenny Morris creates mouthwatering meals that bring people together.Read More
Education inflation is at about 10%, says Old Mutual. The implications are terrifying. Gerald Mwandiambira (CFP) has advice.Read More
The video shows the driver's dashboard speedometer ramping up to an astronomical speed on the N1 South Midrand.Read More
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be working members of the British royal family, announces Buckingham Palace.Read More
CapeTalk host John Maytham shares his top book picks for the week, including a new read by British author Robert Macfarlane.Read More
TravelBug director Tess Faber recommends 3 visa-free countries out of the 100 that South Africans can travel to visa-free.Read More
South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will be reduced to 6.25%.Read More
Mzansi's first-ever Michelin-starred chef visited CapeTalk studios to talk about his new restaurant in the Kalahari and much more.Read More
“You’ve got a majestic view of Johannesburg! A Feng Shui expert said it’s like having your kingdom below you,” says Rory O'Hagan.Read More
Renowned guitarist Steve Fataar died in the early hours of Saturday morning, just hours after performing at a gig in Durban.Read More
"… we are definitely going to participate in the 2021 local government elections...," says former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba.Read More
Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku says the cause is overcrowding andTembisa neonatal ICU has 40 beds and over 90 babies.Read More
The teenager drowned at an orientation camp in the North West last week and his body was later found in the Crocodile River.Read More
A woman claiming to be a social worker approached a Khayelitsha mom last week and abducted one of her twin boys.Read More
She allegedly did it without President Cyril Ramaphosa’s permission, as required by the Ministerial Handbook.Read More
The father says rules at the Retreat indoor swimming pool aren't clear and leave kids feeling excluded from the public facility.Read More
Two submarine cables connecting South Africa to the global internet on the west were damaged.Read More
Fedsas CEO Paul Colditz argues against a proposed amendment to reduce role of SGBs in appointing principals, deputies, dept heads.Read More
The City responds after complaints from drivers about perceived delays in granting licenses and explains how the process works.Read More