Netflix is working with producers in South Africa and Nigeria on a slate of content that will premiere in late 2022/early 2023.
The What’s Next in Africa event, held this week in Johannesburg, has been highlighting shows that will be available across 190 countries.
So far this year, Netflix in Africa has released content across multiple genres including the pan-African reality show Young, Famous & African, the South African action film Silverton Siege, the South African drama series Savage Beauty, Netflix’s first Kenyan licensed branded series Country Queen, the first Netflix-owned Nigerian series Blood Sisters, a riveting south African crime documentary Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star and most recently, Justice Served.
Several of the titles have found their way onto the streamer’s weekly Global Top 10 lists.
“We believe that Africa is one of the major creative centres for great storytelling that resonates around the world so it only makes sense for us to increase our investment with our slate with an even more exciting slate. We’re proud to continue creating global opportunities for the talented creatives of this great continent and sharing their authentic stories with our members in Africa and around the world.” said Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix Director of Series in Africa.
Upcoming Netflix content included the first Afrikaans title series Ludik, debuting on August 26 and featuring South African-born Hollywood actor Arnold Vosloo (Silvertone Siege) in the title role; The Brave Ones is set in modern-day South Africa and is inspired by African folklore, while the Nigerian Anikulapo is part of a multi-title agreement with actor Kunle Afolayan.