Saturday, 20 November 2021 11:07

Kgoroge in new international series alongside Irish actress Doyle Kennedy.

Entertainment Reporter.

Principal photography has begun on the new South African murder mystery series Recipes for Love and Murder starring Outlander actor Maria Doyle Kennedy and Tony Kgoroge.

The ten-episode series being filmed in the Karoo and Scotland is a co-production between M-Net, AMC Networks' Acorn TV, Global Screen (a brand of Telepool) and Both Worlds Pictures.

This food-centric and quirky murder mystery series is based on Sally Andrew's acclaimed novel Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery and centres on Maria Purvis (Kennedy), an advice columnist who investigates the murder of one of her correspondents.

When Martine, a woman who writes to Maria about her abusive husband, is found dead, Maria joins forces with a local, risk-taking, rookie journalist, Jessie September (played by newcomer Kylie Fisher), to solve the small-town murder and catch the killer - before the local police finds more victims. Tony plays Khaya Meyer, the local Chief Detective.

The series will also star Elton Landrew (Trackers, Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story) as Constable Piet, Arno Greeff (Vaselinetjie) as Warrant Officer Regardt Snyman, Jennifer Steyn (Goodbye Bafana) as the editor of the local paper, and Lee Duru (Mama Jack) as Grace, a domestic worker whose story shakes up the town.

The novel was adapted for television by South African writer Karen Jeynes. Christiaan Olwagen (Kanarie, Poppie Nongena) and David Isaacs (Swartwater, Joe Barber) will direct the project.

The series will premiere on M-Net (DStv 101) in March 2022 and throughout 2022 on Acorn TV.