Africa's First Superhero Coming To | New Show

Produced by Johannesburg-based film and TV studio, Motion Story, etv znd the production company introduced to guests recently at the DISCOP Africa that come March 2016, South Africans will get to see a new show featuring the continent's first superhero, Jongo. 

The show tells the story of Eli King, a young man who acquires supernatural abilities through an alien crystal at the Cradle of Humankind.

The crystal is left to him by his father, an enslaved miner who is murdered shortly after escaping. As Eli tries to deal with the death of his father and find the men responsible, he must also grapple with the powers of the crystal and how it will change his life. However, the men he is hunting have crystals of their own and need Eli’s to fulfil an ancient and devastating prophecy that threatens the lives of millions.

I met with the cast at the event and saw the promo. I have to say; the production quality is world class. Seeing the lead actor flying over the skyline of Jozi and throwing cars around just by the flicker of his wrist was exciting. 

Paramount though, was the fact that South Africans will get to see a black superhero for a change. We love Superman and Batman but we have been waiting forever for Hollywood to give us a superhero who looks like us. Excitingly, we did here on the continent.

The series features an ensemble cast from all over the continent. Discover Digital has signed on as the African partner with Jongo’s Netherlands-based distributor, FCCE. The series has been picked up by Ebony Life TV, which broadcasts across the continent. 

Lead actor: Pacou Mutombo (Jongo)

Leading Lady: Pauline Zwane

Supporting star: Katlego Baatsie
Writer and co-director of Jongo, Gareth Crocker, says the show will appeal to family audiences around the world while maintaining a distinctly African soul. 

Jongo flies onto our tv screens in March 2016 on

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