‘Ludik’, an Afrikaans language series, will start streaming on Netflix next month.
The six-part series stars Arnold Vosloo as the lead actor, alongside Rob Van Vuuren, Diaan Lawrenson, and Zane Mease.
The series was created by Rose and Oaks Media, with Anele Mdoda, Paul Buys, and Frankie Du Toit as executive producers and Ian Gabriel and Harold Holscher as directors.
In a statement, Netflix said, “Ludik is a mixture of knuckle-busting action, over-the-top Afrikaans humour and includes loads of twists from start to finish”.
“The series is about Ludik, who appears to be a salt of the earth person, styling himself as a wholesome family man running a successful furniture business. But behind closed doors, the veneer of respectability, Ludik is steeped in the underworld that sees him crossing paths with mobsters and murderers,” Netflix added.
The series will start streaming on Netflix on Friday, 26 August 2022.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced it was spending US$ 52 million on four South Africa-based productions in 2022 and 2023.
The productions included one international show and three local productions. In addition, one of its latest major releases was also set and shot in Cape Town, South Africa.
The streaming service is no newcomer to films shot in local languages, which, according to experts, has helped it expand its global Originals catalogue as more US-based companies start catching up in the streaming business.
Some of these titles include the Korean-language series Squid Game, which became Netflix’s most watched title in 2021.