SA produced miniseries nominated for international TV award

2015-05-28 17:00

Cape Town – The South African produced television miniseries The Book of Negroes has reached international acclaim.

Produced last year under the Official South African/Canadian Co-production Treaty, it has been nominated in two categories in the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards which will take place on Sunday, 31 May.

The series was filmed in Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal, and parts of Nova Scotia.

The six part miniseries follows the journey of Aminata and her return home after being forced into slavery as a child.

The cast include international stars Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr.and local stars Siya Xaba, Armand Aucamp and Robin Smith.                           

Sister site News24Live interviewed one of the show’s producers Lance Samuels.

The series is expected to air on later this year.

Watch the trailer here:

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