by Muthoni Kimani
February 3, 2021
Showmax releases its first original Kenyan series and second co-production with global broadcaster CANAL+.
Crime and Justice is a gritty police procedural and legal show, set in Nairobi; the series features a heavy-weight cast with Sarah Hassan, who starred in Plan B and How to Find a Husband and Alfred Munyua who has starred in Poacher, The First Grader, Sense8 among other great programs.
The two are starring as Makena and Silas, two detectives at the heart of the topical show that follows one ripped-from-the-headlines case per episode, all the way through to the courtroom verdict.
The cast includes Maqbul Mohammed, Paul Ogola and Brian Ogola not forgetting stage and screen legend John Sibi-Okumu. Others are Muhugu Theuri (Pillow Talk, Pieces of Us), Brian Abajah (Sincerely Daisy), Martin Githinji (Sue na Jonnie, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) and Justin Mirichii (Rafiki, Watu Wote) in guest roles.
Showmax is digging deep in Kenya. On January 21, they released the teaser for Monica Season 3.
Showmax picked Monica for a third season in October 2020, the Kenyan drama series follows Brenda Wairimu, who has also starred in Subira and Disconnect, in the titular role of Monica, an ambitious social climber from the ghetto who will do anything to become part of the elite.
The released teaser offers a sneak-peek into Monica's 'perfect' life as a woman on top of the world, juggling two romances, before her love life and career begins to crumble.