New local TV thriller promises shock and mystery

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Rolanda Marais in Slot. (Photo: Supplied/kykNET)
Rolanda Marais in Slot. (Photo: Supplied/kykNET)
  • A new TV thriller titled Slot will be airing on kykNET from January next year.
  • The show stars Trackers actress Rolanda Marais and is directed by her husband Jozua Malherbe.
  • Slot promises to keep viewers guessing over five episodes as it plays off in a "setting not familiar to everyone".


Local TV channel, kykNET, on Thursday announced a new drama titled Slot that promises to bring mystery and tension to SA viewers.

The show, from the pen of Leon Kruger, stars Rolanda Marais, Brendon Daniels, Greta Petersen, Albert Pretorius, and Trudy van Rooy.

Slot, which will air from 12 January 2021 at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv 144), follows the story of a world-class psychiatrist who believes that she has developed a therapeutic agent that reaches into deep traumas of the subconscious.

Due to the illegal nature of the drug she offers therapy sessions in secret. When four strangers end up on a farm for treatment, extraordinary things happen, and all their lives are irrevocably changed.

Rolanda Marais in Slot
Rolanda Marais in Slot. (Photo: Supplied/kykNET)

"We wanted to create a mystery thriller that plays off in a setting that isn’t that familiar to everyone and we hope that viewers can enjoy and get caught up in the characters as well as how the story unfolds," Jozua Malherbe (Griekwastad, Bloedbroers), director of the series, said in a statement.

He added; "This interesting thriller will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Especially how the actors entrenched themselves in their characters. This five-episode series forms part of a 125-minute film, which is the format that I feel comfortable in because of my previous experience. Every episode forms part of the bigger story, that viewers will see play out over five weeks."

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