8 reasons to stream Spoorloos Season 3 on DStv online
Spoorloos is a relatively new local suspense thriller series and the third season has recently kicked off on kykNET. What makes this series extremely convenient, however, is that each season functions independently from each other, each with its own storyline, actors and characters.
The series as a whole is based on the South African author Vernon Baumann’s book Daddy Longlegs and the screenplay for the most recent series, Spoorloos: Steynhof, was written by Christo Davids, who you might remember as Errol Pieterse from 7de Laan.
Once you’re one episode deep, you’ll agree that it is as gripping as it gets, but to ever so lightly coax you into that first episode, check out these eight very good reasons that you will enjoy Spoorloos: Stenyhoff. We’ll even let three of the actors weigh in on the discussion and tell you why they enjoyed working on the project.
It is unfamiliarly familiar
Although independent from each other, each story within the Spoorloos offering follows a familiar structure – they all take place in the countryside against the exposition of a deep and dark secret from the past. These secrets create tension and anxiety that unravels in the present.
It comes packed with street cred
The producers are the same team who brought you Lioness on M-Net earlier this year. The production quality is self-evident. Also note that this series was produced during lockdown, which comes with its own set of challenges which they overcome. What pandemic?
The writing, cast and production is just spot on
The scripting and dialogue come across as very natural and occur unforced, something you don’t sommer get with Afrikaans productions or storytelling. As Eloise Clasen remarks, “Spoorloos is a magnificently written, well directed, well shot, star-studded production. In my opinion? One of the best shows South Africa has seen in a while.”
It even exceeded expectations of the cast
Actor Neels Clasen explains: “Often, being an actor, you have great expectations about a project that you are involved in, only to discover once you watch it that it didn’t necessarily turn out as you imagined initially. The great thing about Spoorloos is that it goes beyond what you thought initially it was going to be.”
Binge binge binge!
Neels calls it “a thing of beauty” and that it’s difficult to stop watching: “I wish I could binge it! Wish I could just watch all of it in one sitting because it grips you!”
It is proudly South African
Watch Spoorloos if you really want to be impressed by what we can create artistically.
Jane de Wet is a force
Jane de Wet impresses to no end. I was particularly intrigued but somewhat equally confused by Jane de Wet’s portrayal of the main character, Adri. Jane looks and acts like a typical 15-year-old high school kid, but is in her mid-20s in reality.She plays well into the story’s mother-daughter dynamics, and the interactions between the teenagers are very believable. Anyone watching the new series would one-hundred-percent agree with Neels that Jane de Wet is phenomenal and mesmerising to watch:
It is undeniably entertaining and relatable
The story is fast-paced, unexpected.and gripping and takes audience members on a journey. It’s a story full of sadness and anxiety but also happiness. It is, in essence, the search for what is the truth, with the sobering realisation that the truth does not always absolve you. It can destroy you. And you just have to play the cards that you have been dealt.
Most importantly, Jane de Wet (Adri) thinks that audience members will relate and that a lot of themes are very relevant to South Africans.
You can catch the first two seasons of Spoorloos on Showmax.