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Trackers, the exhilarating five-part adaptation of bestselling author Deon Meyer’s internationally acclaimed crime novel, has shattered viewership records to become the most popular show on M-Net in 2019. And this tremendous success story for M-Net and the African television industry hasn’t even completed its run. Trackers’ final episode is streaming on DStv Now and Showmax at the same time as the M-Net broadcast on Sunday, 24 November at 20:00.
Average viewer numbers per episode have outshone not only local shows in all genres broadcast on M-Net but also international audience favourites such as Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Chernobyl, The Big Bang Theory and The Enemy Within. Perhaps most impressively, Trackers has attracted more eyeballs than a much-loved M-Net institution: the Sunday night blockbuster movie premiere.
“We are over the moon about Trackers’ phenomenal performance to date,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment. “With this first co-production between M-Net, HBO’s sister channel Cinemax and Germany’s ZDF, we set out to create a trailblazing, high-end production that would enthral our MultiChoice customers as well as global audiences. It’s wonderful to know that Trackers will soon also be shining the spotlight on our magnificent actors, behind-the-scenes talent and breathtaking landscapes to a wider audience.”
More than 1 000 television professionals ensured that Trackers raised the bar in terms of cinematic excellence. Sisanda Henna’s chilling performance as Inkunzi, a snazzy but ruthless villain, has already landed him a leading role opposite Megan Fox in the forthcoming film Rogue.