Go behind bars with these 3 shows

Dawn Thandeka King and Lorcia Cooper in 'Lockdown'. (Photo supplied: Showmax)
Dawn Thandeka King and Lorcia Cooper in 'Lockdown'. (Photo supplied: Showmax)

Cape Town – Go behind bars with these gripping fictional and reality TV series.

The award-winning local drama Lockdown returns for a fifth season. Sophie Lichiba joins the cast in a role like you've never seen her before. (Read more here)

Tonight, you can also watch this must-see foreign language series and a reality series which follows the inmates at the Sacramento County Jail.

Lockdown – Showmax

Four months ago we saw Masabata brutally murdered, Deborah falling pregnant at the hands of a rapist, and Mazet and Tyson forming an unlikely partnership. Jumping between the present and the past, we come to understand who killed Masabata. You can first episode of season 5 on YouTube tonight at 20:00

Locked Up – Netflix

Manipulated into embezzling funds for her boyfriend and sentenced to prison, a naive young woman must quickly learn to survive in a harsh new world.

Jailbirds - Netflix

At the Sacramento County Jail, incarcerated females have to fight the power, and one another, as they try to make the best of life - and love - while on the inside.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht