The DStv channel Mzansi Magic has announced its brand new telenovela, Ring of Lies which is all set to debut on Monday 2 May 2016 at 21h00. The series is set in Limpopo, Soweto, Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal, showcasing a variety of locations and languages.
The new drama series, produced by Penguin Films, follows the story of a bare-knuckle boxing champion who gets scouted by well-known manager, Mandla (Masoja Msiza) on the dusty streets of rural Limpopo.
The executive producer, Roberta Durrant, commented on the inspiration behind the storyline: “The story is one of triumph over adversity, and these are good stories to tell. As mothers we often carry secrets and fear telling the truth, in order to protect our children, but eventually truth will out, and often, by not being honest we do more harm to the children we are trying to protect.”
She added: “Setting the story in the world of boxing gives the series an unusual visual dimension. Fighters are usually quite angry people and this is more often than not, triggered by events in their youth. So this gave us interesting back stories for our two key lead characters, Neo and Kabelo.”