Local is Truly Lekker on Netflix

Catching Feelings is a dark romantic comedy which follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home.

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Filmed in Jozi and staring local stars Kagiso Lediga and Pearl Thusi, “Catching Feelings”, is coming to Netflix on the 18th of May. This proudly South African film will be joining a growing list of shows on the platform that have strong ties to our beloved Mzansi.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite shows on Netflix that prove once again that local is truly lekker.

Catching Feelings – Available 18 May

Catching Feelings is a dark romantic comedy which follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home.


Girlboss

Benoni born Charlize Theron is the producer behind Netflix series Girlboss, a show inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography and starring Britt Robertson.


Mindhunter

Another epic show developed for Netflix by South Africa’s darling, Charlize Theron is Mindhunter, based on the thriller “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John Douglas. The show chronicled Douglas’ personal experiences as a profiler for the FBI, where he specialized in investigating rapists and serial killers.


Troy: Fall of a City – Season 1

The show was filmed in the Mother City and stars local acting legend Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Zeus.

Troy: The Fall of a City is an epic story of love and war, intrigue and betrayal. When Helen and Paris fall in love, they trigger a chain of events that threatens their families and the city of Troy.


Lost In Space – Season 1

When you watch Lost in Space you may pick up a familiar accent. Local actress Sibongile Mlambo plays Angela, the grieving wife of a man killed by the robot.

Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light years from their original destination.


Trevor Noah – Afraid of the Dark & You Laugh But It’s True

The comedic genius that is Trevor Noah has not one, but two comedy specials on the platform. While he is best known for his Original special Afraid of the Dark, his first introduction on the platform was the much loved You Laugh But It’s True.


Black Mirror: Nosedive & San Junipero

Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.

Episode 1 (Nosedive) and Episode 4 (San Junipero) of season 3 were filmed in Cape Town.

 


The Crown: Seasons 1-2

You may not have noticed, but many scenes from The Crown were shot in the Western Cape. Destinations include Hermanus, Cape Agulhas, The Castle of Good Hope and The Cape Town City Hall.

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

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