Showmax is set to release its next original eight-part series “DAM” next week on 22 February. The upcoming psychological thriller was filmed on location in the Bedford and Adelaide towns Amathole District in the Eastern Cape. The series follows Yola Fischer who returns from Chile to the Eastern Cape to bury her father. With her mother institutionalised and the family house revealing its dark secrets, Yola discovers there’s more to the farm than meets the eye.
DAM builds on the success of Showmax and its original series including the upcoming Tali’s Baby Diary and The Girl From St Agnes.
But if you spell DAM backwards, you get MAD, and there’s plenty of madness lurking underneath the beauty of his framing. Pigs die with more violence than necessary; a psychiatric hospital patient uses unorthodox art materials; and wall-mounted barbel fish seem disturbingly popular…
DAM has been written and directed by four-time SAFTA winner Alex Yazbek. It stars Lea Vivier as Yola Fischer in addition to other local stars such as Faniswa Yisa (Knuckle City and the upcoming Showmax Original Blood Psalms); SAFTA winner Antoinette Louw (An Act of Defiance, Die Laaste Tango); Gerald Steyn (Meisies Wat Fluit, Fiela Se Kind) and aKing frontman Laudo Liebenberg (Black Sails, Die Byl); Fiesta winners Tarryn Wyngaard (Noem My Skollie, Raised by Wolves, Dwaalster) and Andre Odendaal (Swartwater, Dwaalster); Fleur du Cap winner and three-time SAFTA nominee Jennifer Steyn (Goodbye Bafana); and David James (District 9).
Users can look forward to streaming the entire show on 22 February 2021 only on Showmax. Watch the creepy trailer for DAM down below: