Showmax has released yet another Kenyan series, “Country 49”. Premiering on 25 August 2022, the thriller series follows the political intrigues of the fictional Bwatele County, Kenya’s 49th county and the nation’s breadbasket. Despite the county’s wealth, its citizens struggle to make a living, influenced by a high cost of living and scarce resources.
Country 49 opens with the new governor of Bwatele County, Nerimah Mkung, visiting the marginalized Sector 4 with a message of hope. But things take a wildly unexpected turn when the governor is taken captive by an unknown group who’ve had enough of plundering their resources.
The series stars Wakio Mzenge, Nyokabi Macharia, Ainea Ojiambo, Maqbul Mohammed, Martin Githinji, Peter Kawa, Benson Ojuwa, Nick Kwach, Emmanuel Mugo, Angela Mwandanda as well as Sam Psenjen.
Kibanda Pictures are producing the series alongside Supa Modo and Crime and Justice director Likarion Wainaina.
Also included are producer Millicent Ogutu and Morning After and Country Queen co-director Brian Munene and actor-producer Bruce Makau.
Brian Munene is also the series writer, alongside Voline Ogutu, Mercy Mutisya, and Martin Kigondu, with veteran actor John Sibi-Okumu as story consultant.