Saving lives and hearts

News 21 June 2023

kykNET’s first medical procedural series promises to be a hit.

Saving lives and hearts

kykNET (DStv Channel 144) is proud to announce their first medical procedural series, Hartklop, which starts on Tuesday, 18 July at 20:00. If you enjoy medical dramas, don’t miss this locally produced show.

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A prescription for thrills

The star-studded cast includes Simoné Pretorius, Renate Stuurman, Dawid Minnaar, Leandie du Randt, David Louw, Jacques Bessenger, Oros Mampofu, Carla Classen and Marlee van der Merwe.

The hospital scenes were filmed at the Solomon Stix Morewa Memorial Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The medical cases that are part of the storylines are all based on actual cases, and a team of doctors acted as advisers. Trained theatre sisters helped with the filming of the operating scenes to make them as realistic as possible.

“We decided to set the series in a government hospital as it is not only more representative of the bigger South Africa, but also where all our young doctors and nurses are trained. Our local doctors are more than just doctors – they are superheroes. International military doctors come to South Africa to train in our hospitals as it is equivalent to working in a war zone. Being a doctor here is not easy, and it has major consequences for your personal life. It involves a lot of sacrifice and hardship, and we wanted to reflect that in our stories and create characters who are both extraordinary and flawed,” says writer Zoë Laband.

Hartklop premieres on Tuesday, 18 July at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144) and will be available on Catch Up. 

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