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WATCH: ‘Red Ink’ trailer drops, hinting at plenty of thrills and frills for viewers


The captivating story stars Bonko Khoza and Nqobile Nunu Khumalo in the lead roles.

SAFTA nominee Nqobile Nunu Khumalo and SAFTA winner Bonko Khoza lead the thriller series. Picture: Supplied.

VIEWERS are in for a treat as local A-list actors come together for “Red Ink”.

The spine-chilling 8-part thriller releases on Showmax in February. It stars Bonko Khoza and Nqobile Nunu Khumalo in lead roles with Bongile Mantsai, Lorcia Cooper, Yonda Thomas, Jo-Anne Reyneke, Kwenzo Ngcobo, Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku and Abdul Khoza making up the rest of the cast.

A scene from “Red Ink”. Picture: Supplied

The much-anticipated series, which is based on Angela Makholwa-Moabelo’s best-selling debut novel of the same name, tells the story of a journalist turned publicist, Lucy Khambule, who is approached by an imprisoned serial killer to tell his story.

The two-minute trailer begins with a scene of a human skull believed to be the victim of a brutal killing in June 2010. Cooper relays the story of the murder case.

Lorcia Cooper. Picture: Supplied.

It then shifts to a wealthy and loving family, with Khumalo embracing her son, Khaya, before getting a spine-chilling call from a serial-killer dubbed “The Butcher”, who asks to meet her.

Nqobile Nunu Khumalo as Lucy Khambule in “Red Ink”. Picture: Supplied

She later finds out that he wants her to write a book about him.

Things quickly take a turn for the worse as snippets cut to scenes of sex, murder, blood, gore and a masked man abducting her.

The Butcher. Picture: Supplied

Watch trailer.

Makholwa-Moabelo, who is also an executive producer and co-writer on the show, said: “The fear from an author normally stems from having to let go of something that you have birthed and nurtured.

“Any book is a labour of love for a writer, so handing it over to somebody else to translate into a different medium will always be nerve-racking.

“But I’m excited, there’s less trepidation on my side than you’d expect. It’s been a great pleasure because I’ve been in the writer’s room.

“I’m an executive producer on the show so I’m involved in the decision-making, anything from casting to wardrobe. It’s not always done this way but it’s an extremely empowering feeling. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”

“The Reed Dance Stalker”, Makholwa-Moabelo’s long-awaited sequel to “Red Ink”, is also now available in all good bookstores.

∎ “Red Ink” will stream on Showmax from February 12.

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