Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled journey through the gritty streets of Lavender Hill, Cape Town, as Showmax serves its latest drama series, “Spinners.”
Set against the backdrop of crime and poverty in the Cape Flats community, this heart-pounding show delves into the life of Ethan (played by Cantona James), a 17-year-old driver entwined with the local gang, led by the formidable Damien (Elton Landrew).
Desperate to support his younger brother, Byron (Jihaad Otto), Ethan grapples with the criminal life he finds himself entangled in. Acting as a driver and run boy for the gang, Ethan navigates the perilous world to care for his younger brother, abandoned by their drug-addicted single mother.
In a twist of fate, Ethan stumbles upon an opportunity for escape through spinning cars, through Shane (Dillon Windvogel), a skilled mechanic from the spinning crew. Now torn between pursuing something positive and letting go of the dangerous gang life, Ethan faces a dilemma that will shape his destiny.
On the other side of Lavender Hill, the hard-nosed policeman Nazeem (David Isaacs) wages his own war against crime. Efficient, tough, and unyielding, he tests the limits of the law in a relentless pursuit to clean up the community. Yet, his resilience is challenged by the pervasive cynicism and hopelessness stemming from an endless battle against poverty and gangsterism.
“Spinners” promises to unravel the everyday challenges faced by its characters, offering a riveting storyline that skillfully weaves the narratives of Ethan and others. The series immerses viewers in the complexities of life in Lavender Hill, exploring themes of survival, ambition, and the quest for redemption.