by Muthoni Kimani
January 11, 2021
Actress Sarah Hassan has landed a lead role on a TV show titled Crime & Justice, gritty police procedural and legal show set in Nairobi. She co-stars alongside veteran actor Alfred Munyua known for his roles in productions like Poacher, The First Grader and Sense8 and many more.
Production of the gritty police procedural and legal show 'Crime and Justice', set in Nairobi, has begun.
The series features Hassan and Alfred Munyua, starring as Makena and Silas, the two detectives at the heart of the topical show that follows one ripped-from-the-headlines case per episode through to the courtroom verdict.
Speaking about it, Munyua said he loved the delivery and realness of Silas as a character;
"It's not exaggerated, and he's no Rambo hero; he just tackles his cases the normal way. I found a very real edge with this script, and I hope I'll do Justice to the role."
On the other hand, Sarah Hassan says she is looking forward to playing a detective for the first time in her career; "This is a very different character; I've never played anything like Makena before. It's very exciting to get a character that makes me grow as an actor."
Sarah and Alfred will be working with Maqbul Mohammed's likes as DCI Boss Kebo, Paul Ogola as Prosecutor Sokoro and Brian Ogola as Caleb, the resident pathologist, as well as the stage and screen legend John Sibi-Okumu.
Set to produce the show the production team is a Kenyan all-star crew, this is the first Kenyan Showmax Original. Yolisa Phahle, CEO of MultiChoice Connected Video, said they are fundamentally an African business and are invested in telling African stories that reflect the lives, languages and cultures of the continent.
"We believe in African talent and look forward to shining the international spotlight on not only Kenyan stars but the Kenyan technical industry's capabilities."
Crime and Justice follows the announcement of the first Canal+ and MultiChoice co-production, 'Blood Psalms', which will premiere on Showmax this year.