WATCH: Bonko Khoza and Nqobile Khumalo take centre stage in ‘Red Ink’

SAFTA winner Bonko Khoza as Napoleon Dingiswayo in ‘Red Ink’. Picture: Supplied

SAFTA winner Bonko Khoza as Napoleon Dingiswayo in ‘Red Ink’. Picture: Supplied

Published Jan 25, 2024


The trailer for ‘Red Ink’ is finally out and the thriller is about to serve all kinds of chills.

Based on Angela Makholwa-Moabelo’s best-selling debut novel, this is a partnership between Makholwa-Moabelo’s Britespark Films and Bomb Productions.

Known for delivering nothing but the best, Bomb productions has for the first time teamed up with Showmax, and for their project they have enlisted the cream of the crop when it comes to the acting industry.

Lorcia Cooper Kumalo in ‘Red Ink’. Picture: Supplied

The eight-part thriller tells the story of journalist, turned publicist Lucy Khambule, who is approached by an imprisoned serial killer to tell his story.

SAFTA nominee Nqobile Nunu Khumalo, best known for her role in ‘Scandal!’, plays Lucy, with SAFTA winner Bonko Khoza, known best for his breakout role Mqhele in ‘The Wife,’ as Napoleon Dingiswayo - nicknamed the Butcher by the media.

‘Red Ink’ reunites Khoza on screen with two of the other Zulu brothers from ‘The Wife’; DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice winners Kwenzo Ngcobo and Abdul Khoza.

Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku in ‘Red Ink’. Picture: Supplied

The all-star cast also includes Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku, the breakout star of Showmax’s latest hit, ‘Outlaws’, as well as SAFTA winners Bongile Mantsai and Jo-Anne Reyneke, not to mention Tsholofelo Maseko and Yonda Thomas.

Makholwa-Moabelo, who executive produced and co-wrote the Showmax Original is excited for viewers to see her book being brought to real life.

Jo-Anne Reyneke in ‘Red Ink’. Picture: Supplied

The author has been involved in every step of the process of creating the thriller, from casting to wardrobe.

“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-wrecking”.

‘Red Ink’ premiers February 12 with new episodes on Tuesdays.

IOL Entertainment