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African Fantasy Series Blood Psalms To Premiere On September 28th

African Fantasy Series Blood Psalms To Premiere On September 28th
Blood Psalms is an epic, action-packed African fantasy series bringing together some of the finest actors in Africa

Blood Psalms an epic, action-packed African fantasy series is set to premiere on  Showmax on 28th September 2022, with new episodes every Wednesday for 11 weeks.

This is the backdrop for the exciting, action-packed fantasy series that brings together some of the finest actors in Mzansi.

The web streaming platform has already released the trailer for the series.

The story is set in Ancient Africa, one thousand years after the fall of Atlantis. It revolves around the five surviving houses of Kemet who find themselves beset with fears of a prophesied end of days.

Blood Psalms boasts a star-studded cast that includes the likes of S’dumo Mtshali, Thishiwe Ziqubu, Warren Masemola, Thando Thabethe, Sello Maake ka Ncube, Mothusi Magano, Zolisa Xaluva, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa and Zikhona Sodlaka mong others.

Bokang Phelane plays the role of Princess Zazi, a fiercely determined teenage princess who must navigate primordial curses, long-standing ancestral vendettas, and her inexplicable role as the damning prophecy’s chief harbinger.

Mothusi Magano, winner of four SAFTAs and an African Movie Academy Award, plays her father, mad king Letsha, while SAFTA winner and 2022 DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice nominee Zolisa Xaluva plays General Toka, the head of her father’s Akachi army.

“Blood Psalms is the biggest and most ambitious series we’ve ever made, completely unlike any other African series you’ve ever seen,” says Nomsa Philiso, executive head of programming at MultiChoice. “We couldn’t be more excited.”

“Blood Psalms draws from elements of a multitude of African mythologies and looks at various different tribes in Season 1 – the Akachi, the Uchawi, the Ku’ua, the Chini, and Great Nziwemabwe – as they migrated south from Kemet, which is now Egypt, and formed their cultures.”

“One thing that was brilliant for us was no use of an English word, whatsoever,” says Maake kaNcube. “That was a big challenge even for a lot of actors, you know, because most of the time we are used to performing and doing a mixture of African languages and English. This time, the dialogue is purely in African languages.”

“What we’re trying to do is to reclaim the continent’s history from an African perspective,” Layla explains.

“This show was specifically created as a reimagining of ourselves as Africans, as an answer to ‘Who are we?’,” says Phelane. “It’s done in a very entertaining way, with a lot of drama and action.”

Blood Psalms is a heck of a ride and it’s never been done before,” says Magano. “For Africans, mostly, our history goes back 200 years. That’s what we’ve been given, and it’s from Western perspectives. We really don’t know anything much about our own history. So Blood Psalms poses a lot of questions and will give people a lot to think about.”

“I got to witness the greats at work,” says Phelane. “The cast is filled with actors who have inspired me from quite early on in my life to pursue acting.”

The African fantasy series is produced by Oscar entry Knuckle City, Layla Swart and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and co-produced by CANAL+ and Showmax, is set to premiere on the streaming service on 28 September 2022, with new episodes every Wednesday for 11 weeks.


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