Netflix South Africa announces new paranormal series ‘Dead Places’

Netflix will release a new paranormal series set in South Africa, called Dead Places, in April.

With the series taking place in South Africa, it features 50 filming locations across the country.

This includes Johannesburg, Cape Town, the Cradle of Humankind, and the Limpopo town of Thabazimbi.

Dead Places follows paranormal detective Will Stone, played by Anthony Oseyemi. Stone has returned home to investigate supernatural events for his new book. While investigating, he forms an unlikely trio with Kelly and Joe, played by Shamilla Miller and Rea Rangaka respectively. Together, the trio hunts down the things that go bump in the dark. Meanwhile, Stone hunts for clues trying to solve the death of his sister.

Oseyemi stars in shows such as Shooting Stars and Shadow. Audiences will recognise Shamilla Millers from her role as Riley in Netflix’s Blood & Water. 

The new series is the work of South African author and filmmaker Gareth Crocker. Crocker is known for his books Finding Jack and Journey from Darkness. He is the co-owner of South African film studio Motion Story.

This is not the first time Motion Story has done work for Netflix. The studio produced the 2019 series Shadow starring Pallance Dladla, which Crocker also co-created and co-directed.