Inspector Bediako, Ghana’s hit 90s detective series, and one of the most beloved TV shows ever produced, is getting a remake in the new Akwaaba Magic series, which is also available to stream on Showmax.
Inspector Bediako was first released in 1993 and starred Oscar Provencal as Inspector Bediako, a detective who is adept at catching criminals no matter the situation.
Inspector Bediako is an eight-part series starring Anthony Woode (Inside Out) as Inspector Bediako Jnr, alias Ike, a young detective who is thrust into the middle of a narcotics investigation after his promotion to an inspector at the Ghana Police Criminal Investigation Department.
Ike, like his father, employs ingenious methods to investigate and solve domestic crime cases, ranging from kidnapping and corruption to murder and robbery, to keep the public safe. But even though he is his own man, his legendary father is never far away as he seeks to prove himself to his colleagues.
Inspector Bediako Snr, played by Provencal again, is retired and guides and advises his son on the most challenging cases.
Inspector Bediako is produced and directed by Ivan Quashigah (Things We Do for Love, YOLO, To Have and To Hold), a famed Ghanaian filmmaker who describes it as “a truly Ghanaian investigative crime series” that addresses local crime cases.
Quashigah explains, “how they looked for stories in newspapers, the news, and from individuals around Ghana.” “Because by addressing these (local) concerns rather than attempting to imitate series like NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, and other investigative productions, the show will be able to deliver something unique to Ghanaians that they can easily understand.”
Inspector Bediako will air on Showmax on Mondays, with new episodes simultaneously on Akwaaba Magic.