Showmax has unveiled Nigeria’s first original limited series, Diiche, set to premiere on Thursday, 29 September 2022.
The streaming service announced that the 6-part psychological thriller, directed by James Omokwe, Tolu Ajayi, Fiyin Gambo and Ifeoma Chukwuego, paraded a vibrant mix of emerging and established Nollywood acts, including Efa Iwara, Daniel K Daniel, Uzoamaka Onuoha, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Frank Konwea, Kalu Ikeagwu, Gloria Anozie-Young as well as Chinyere Wilfred.
The series narrates the story of Diiche, who becomes a prime suspect in a high-profile murder investigation over the death of Nnamdi, her fiancé. She must take it upon herself and race against time to find out who killed her fiancé and clear her name. However, there is more to the case than meets the eye.
Speaking about the series, Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, said Diiche is an emotionally captivating and thought-provoking drama that features themes Nigerian viewers will relate to.
“We were very intentional about telling stories Nigerians will love and identify with. The story of Diiche is one of fate, culture, beliefs and the struggle between good and evil. We believe the story and our stellar production values will draw audiences. We’ve co-produced with Feemo Vision on this first limited drama series with many more original Nigerian productions in the pipeline”, Tejumola added.
Although the first limited series in Nigeria, Diiche is not the first Showmax Nigerian original. It follows a strong slate of shows, including I am Laycon, Ghana Jollof and the docu-series Journey of the Beats.
Tejumola also noted, “We are expanding our investments in local stories by working closely with local talents and capabilities to ensure our identities as Africans are preserved and displayed the way they should be.”
The series will premiere on Showmax on Thursday, 29 September 2022.