Rave Reviews For Kings Of Joburg

Well done to the cast and crew!

By  | Dec 04, 2020, 03:53 PM  | Drama

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Kings of Joburg has finally premiered on Netflix to rave reviews. The star-studded series is receiving a thumbs-up from fans for its intriguing storyline, acting, and stellar production.

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The series premiered at midnight and tweeps are saying it is definitely worth a watch. Kings of Joburg which was produced by The Fergusons, is not the first South African series to hit Netflix. Blood and Water and Queen Sono also premiered on the international streaming service and they left many in awe.
The 6-part series delves into the legacy building, fragmented family structures, treacherous brotherhoods, and the effects of crime and African masculinities on families and society at large. Loyalties will be tested, with long-held secrets threatening to shatter the fragile facade.

In this thrilling test of loyalties under the gritty, concentrated populous of the crime-ridden streets of the city of Johannesburg, unravels another first for local audiences, a palpable action-drama series with a layer of dark fantasy and a sinister aspect of the African occult.

In a statement released by Netflix SA, Shona Ferguson explained why he decided to produce the series.
β€œWhen I created KINGS OF JOBURG I wanted to root the show in elements of love, family, conflict and power. The premise of the series is centered around the question, β€œAm I my brother's keeper?” and this narrative is explored in all 6 episodes. The mystical and thriller side of the story is inspired by the folk tales that I grew up learning about from my late father, Peter Harry Ferguson."

"These stories kept me up at night and gave me nightmares but I had to bring them to life in a tale of human conflict. Audiences will be surprised to learn that despite the darkness of this story,  Kings of Joburg, paints a beautiful picture of the city of Johannesburg. I am also grateful to have worked with such an amazing cast and crew who gave it their all and helped bring my vision to life," he explained.
Shona portrays the character of Simon β€œVader” Masire, a member of the KOJ brotherhood and the eldest of the Masire siblings. As the smoother and charming brother, prolific businessman Simon leads the family business. However, under the lavish suits and ties is a man hiding a deep dark secret. Joining the cast also is Zolisa Xaluva, Tk Sebothoma and Buhle Samuels, and many more.

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