Local series Savage Beauty takes the spotlight as our show of the week.
The 6-part series was released this past week, May 12 on Netflix.
Produced by Quizzical Pictures and created by Lebogang Mogashoa, Savage Beauty stars Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle, a mysterious young woman with a tragic past who single-mindedly pursues revenge for a hellish crime committed by a powerful family, the Bhengus. The family matriarch and patriarch – Grace and Don Bhengu (played by award-winning actors Nthati Moshesh and Dumisani Mbebe) who rule their beauty empire and family with an iron fist, become increasingly ruthless as they try to unmask an enemy who wants to see their life’s work reduced to ashes.
Other cast Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Angela Sithole, Jesse Suntele, Oros Mampofu, Mpho Sebeng, Slindile Nodangala and John Ncamane.
The series’ talent roster includes cameo appearances from Terry Pheto, Sarah Langa, Trevor Stuurman, Loyiso Gola, Thando Hopa, Kefilwe Mabote and Lasizwe to name a few.
Savage Beauty is directed by Rea Rangaka, Denny Miller and Thati Peele, and executive produced by Harriet Gavshon, Lebogang Mogashoa and Nimrod Geva.
The number of episodes is currently not known, however, we’re likely to get 8 or more.
The series is now streaming on Netflix.
Watch the trailer below:
Synopsis: Fifteen years ago, Don and Grace Bhengu tested a toxic product on a group of children living on the streets. Now one of the two survivors, Zinhle Manzini, returns to seek revenge. Zinhle becomes the invisible force that exposes family secrets, leading the Bhengus down a path of destruction. But innocent people get hurt along the way, while Zinhle’s own darkness threatens to consume her. Zinhle has to decide whether she wants justice or pure, cold revenge.
Rosemary Zimu – Zinhle Manzini
Nthati Moshesh – Grace Bhengu
Dumisani Mbebe – Don Bhengu
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi – Linda Bhengu
Angela Sithole – Thando Bhengu
Jesse Suntele – Phila Bhengu
Oros Mampofu – Ndu Bhengu
Mpho Sebeng – Bonga Selepe
Slindile Nodangala – Gogo Simphiwe
John Ncamane – Calvin ‘Kolobe’ Mamabolo