Showmax releases first-look teaser for rom-com series, Troukoors

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Ilse-Lee van Niekerk  in Troukoors.
Ilse-Lee van Niekerk in Troukoors.
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  • Showmax has released the first teaser for its first original rom-com, Troukoors.
  • The series stars Getroud Met Rugby actor Ilse-Lee van Niekerk as a wedding planner looking for love.
  • Troukoors will be available to binge on the streaming service from Monday, 13 December.

Showmax has released a first-look teaser for Troukoors (Wedding Fever), the first Showmax Original romcom, which will be available to binge from 13 December 2021.

Troukoors is made by SAFTA winner Louis Pretorius and SAFTA nominee Albert Snyman of Infinity Films, the creators of critically acclaimed and much-loved shows like Die Boekklub and Fynskrif, with regular collaborator Nina Swart directing.

"Troukoors is like good champagne: light and bubbly and more-ish, with a tendency to bring out people's naughty sides. It's like Younger or The Bold Type, but set against the splendour and romance of the Cape wedding industry."
Candice Fangueiro, head of content at Showmax

Ilse-Lee van Niekerk (Getroud Met Rugby) stars as Jessica, a wedding planner who's surrounded by love but struggling to find it for herself.

Former child star Blyde Smit (7de Laan) plays Jessica's sister Luca, a software developer who is more fluent in Klingon than flirting. Bianca Flanders (Nêrens, Noord-Kaap) plays her bisexual best friend Abi, a professional baker. SAFTA winner Kevin Smith (Skemerdans) is Abi's dad (and Luca's boss), and Melt Sieberhagen (Proesstraat) as his boyfriend.

The trailer also gives us our first glimpse of the three besties' love interests this season, including Armand Aucamp (Tom in Die Boekklub), Christiaan Schoombie (Warrior), Evan Hengst (Miles in The Kissing Booth 1-3), Danny Ross (Suidooster), and Emma van Heyn.



Showmax has already renewed the rom-com for a second season launching in 2022.

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