After the success of ‘Tali’s Wedding Diary’ and ‘The Girl From St Agnes’, Showmax has revealed its next original series ‘Woke in Progress’.
‘Woke in Progress’ is a comedy series of “two broke, tryna-be-woke twenty-somethings” as they tackle life in Johannesburg.
Showmax highlighted in a press release, “Having just found out she’s adopted, 22-year-old Martie has come to Joburg searching for her birth parents; 25-year-old Amandla is trying to reconnect with the motherland after decades.”
Woke in Progress was written by Rea Moeti, who is also directing the show.
Moeti explained, “When I first pitched Woke in Progress to Showmax, it was tamer than it is now, because I thought that was what South African platforms wanted. But Showmax has pushed it to go further.”
The director is well known for her award-winning short film Mma Moeketsi and her work on the series Lockdown.
Isidingo’s Zandile Lujabe and newcomer Laura Lee Mostert star in the series’ leading roles.
Additionally, Kiroshan Naidoo (Waterfront), Lebogang Tlokana (The River), Ebenhaezer Dibakwane (Thuli noThulani) and Yule Masiteng (Scandal!) also star in the comedy.
Woke in Progress will be available on Showmax on 12 December 2019. Shooting for the series has already begun in Maboneng, Johannesburg.