white lies

Let me tell you a few White Lies

06 March 2024
Coming up in the White Lies premiere.
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White Lies – premiering on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Thursday 7 March at 20:00 – is an urgent exploration of power and privilege, inequality and identity. A stunning whodunnit set amidst the contrasting beauty and squalor of Cape Town, White Lies sees a series of unlikely characters entangled in a riveting, twisted murder mystery.

Episode 1 synopsis: Businessman Andrew McKenzie is shot dead in his Bishopscourt mansion and his wife, Olivia, is bludgeoned into a coma. Investigative journalist Edie Hansen arrives at the scene, but she’s not chasing a story – Andrew was her brother. She immediately clashes with Detective Forty Bell, whose career has already been blighted by her journalistic pen.

Edie immediately sets about investigating the case, while simultaneously being forced to establish a relationship with the couple’s children, Daniel and Jaime – who have never met their aunt. Forty has his suspicions about the murder, but with security cameras cut and no witnesses, where can he turn for hard facts?

Watch out for: The McKenzies’ neighbours, Werner and Nonzi Weber, reacting to the murder in the unlikeliest of fashions.

White Lies is produced by Harriet Gavshon and Nimrod Geva for Quizzical Pictures, with Natalie Dormer and Darrel Bristow-Bovey also serving as executive producers. The series’s lead director is The Wound’s John Trengove. Directing alongside Trengove are Thati Pele (Lerato), Catharine Cooke (Reyka), and Christiaan Olwagen (Poppie Nongena, Kanarie). Julie Hodge is executive producing on behalf of Fremantle, who is also distributing the series internationally.

White Lies was created by Sean Steinberg, and Matt Western was the casting director for the UK cast. The eight-part series premieres on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Thursday 7 March at 20:00. Stream it on DStv Stream or watch at your leisure on DStv Catch Up. Join the conversation on FacebookXInstagram, and TikTok using #WhiteLiesSA.