M-Net and Fremantle’s brand-new series starring Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen, premieres Sunday 25 July.
Shot on location in KwaZulu Natal and Johannesburg, the captivating African crime-drama thriller Reyka, starts its eight-episode season on M-Net (channel 102 on DStv) at 8pm. The new season will also be made available on DStv App and Catch Up. South African actress Kim Engelbrecht (The Flash/Dominion) plays Reyka Gama and acclaimed British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones/Downton Abbey) stars as Angus Speelman in this gripping crime series, which also stars South African and SAFTA award-winning actress Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Poppie Nongena/Kanarie) as Reyka’s mom, Elsa, who struggles to see her daughter’s life spiral into cycles of obsession with her abductor and work. The series will expose the secrets and lies, truth and trust, damage and healing and forgiveness and the future.
On Friday, 18 June Reyka opened the 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival with its worldwide first episode screening in Monaco and received rave reviews from guests who attended the festival. Alternating between 1994 and the present day, the series is created and written by award-winning screenwriter Rohan Dickson and directed by Zee Ntuli (Hard to Get) and Catharine Cooke (The Girl from St Agnes). Reyka is jointly produced by Serena Cullen for Serena Cullen Productions in the UK (Lady Chatterley’s Lover) and Harriet Gavshon (The Girl from St Agnes) for Emmy nominated Quizzical Pictures in South Africa. Executive Producers are Serena Cullen, Harriet Gavshon and Rohan Dickson. Yolisa Phahle, Nkateko Mabaso, Allan Sperling, Jan du Plessis will executive produce for M-Net, and Julie Hodge for Fremantle. Reyka will be distributed globally by Fremantle.