Showmax’s Kenyan crime procedural and legal drama series Crime and Justice had officially began filming of its second season. Crime and Justice is Kenya’s first Showmax Original and the first co-production with global broadcaster CANAL+ Group. The series follows detective duo Makena (Sarah Hassan, Famous, Just In Time) and Silas (Alfred Munyua, Nafsi, The First Grader) as they investigate one case per episode.
The show was recently nominated for three Kalasha awards across all the TV Drama categories including Best TV Drama, Best Lead Actor (Munyua) and Best Lead Actress (Hassan).
According to Showmax, Crime and Justice was also the most popular show among subscribers in Kenya when it premiered in February 2021, and remained in the top spot for nine consecutive weeks. The show was also the most watched content in Kenya for the first three months after its launch in terms of both unique users and profiles.
Timothy Okwaro, MultiChoice Channel Director for East and Southern Africa, commented on the show’s renewal saying: “Crime and Justice was a major milestone, not only as Kenya’s first Showmax Original but also as a representation of the industry’s growth, evidenced by the production quality and positive feedback from our audiences. Fans have been calling for a second season since its debut, so it is only right to give our viewers what they want”.
To recall, since 2018, CANAL+ has produced 10 CANAL+ Original TV series in different African countries with African talents such as Invisibles, Agent, Cacao, Dead Places, and Mami Wata Le Mystere D’Iveza. The channel is now looking to expand its production of Originals in Africa to gradually increase to ten series per year.