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Wednesday, 02 August 2023 23:50

M-Net's releases first-look images of latest crime thriller Devil's Peak.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Masasa Mbangeni. Image source: @Madlomo.

Mnet has released photos of Devil's Peak – the upcoming five-episode crime thriller based on the best-selling 2004 novel by world-renowned South African writer Deon Meyer.

Devil's Peak - centres on Detective Benny Grissel (Hilton Pelser), tasked with tracking down a righteous vigilante killer whose crimes capture the city's imagination.

Other cast members in the five-episode series include Sisanda Henna, Tarryn Wyngaard, Shamilla Miller and Masasa Mbangeni.

The images feature some of the lead characters in action.

"I'm absolutely delighted and so very proud to finally see Benny Griessel and his world come alive on screen, thanks to a brilliant team of local and international talent," says Meyer. "Devil's Peak was the first novel in which Benny became a protagonist, and now, it's his debut on the box. Exciting stuff!"

Devil's Peak is produced by Lookout Point and Expanded Media Productions in association with MultiChoice Studios and BBC Studios Distribution. BBC Studios owns Lookout Point and will also distribute the series internationally.

"M-Net is proud to bring our viewers a first-class global production with deep local roots. This is a story that could only have played out in South Africa, where the dark underworld of crime pierces – on an almost daily basis – the bubble in which those who can seek security and comfort," says M-Net Director for Premium Channels, Waldimar Pelser. "Devil's Peak shows the extraordinarily beautiful city of Cape Town with and without its mask. It's the tale of iconic detective Griessel's struggle against external and internal demons to find justice for others and redemption for himself.

He adds:"It's also the story of a father willing to do anything to avenge the death of his young son. Not all deaths, the story suggests, are mourned equally. We hope Devil's Peak will be a story from which it is impossible to look away."

Devil's Peak comes on the back of a slew of premium local M-Net hits, including Legacy, The Wife, Reyka, and Trackers – which is also based on a bestselling Meyer book.