Showmax’s Blood Psalms, announced in 2020, was set to be released in 2021 and it is finally here! A co-production with Canal+ International, Showmax Original Blood Psalms is an epic series based on ancient African mythology.
Shot in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, Blood Psalms chronicles the rise to power of a fierce teenaged princess, Zazi ( played by Bokang Phelane), who battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through ancient curses, long-standing tribal vendettas, and the wrath of the Gods.
It has to be noted that Showmax’s Blood Psalms was created by Layla Swart and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka from Yellowbone Entertainment. The pair are also responsible for South Africa’s 2020 Oscar entry, boxing drama Knuckle City.
Blood Psalms also features South African Film and Television Awards (Safta) nominees like Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa (Rockville, Loving Thokoza), Niza Jay (The Wound), Richard Lukunku (Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word, Black Sail)
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