AGENT

AGENT 

CANAL +  NETFLIX,  SABC    drama series, 2020 

Synopsis

Agent is a South African television drama series which revolves around a former footballer who tries to make it as a player-agent in the world of African soccer, carrying a secret from his past which threatens to destroy everything.

The series is a take on the business end of soccer as seen through the eyes of fierce, mercurial football agent Slindile "Blaze" Magoba (Kay Sibiya), who is wrestling with a fatal secret he buried six years ago, on the brink of breaking big or losing everything.

 

Agent also stars Sisanda Henna as Lesego 'Ace' Moleko, the biggest striker in the country with an ego that knows no bounds. He wears the number 9 shirt and his personalised numberplate reads "God".

 

The series explores the kind of wheeling and dealing that goes on in the modern game, how sociopathic rival agents, megalomaniac club owners, scheming professional football players and their gold-digging football wags, compromised club managers, and duplicitous witch-doctors, shamelessly hustle and negotiate inside the corridors of world football power.

 

The 13 part drama series, filmed in Mauritius, and South Africa, is available now across the world on several platforms. It launched on Netflix on 20th December 2019, on SABC1 on 8th March 2020 and the French language version on Canal + International on 13th April 2020.

With a multi-talented cast, from South Africa, France, Cote d’Ivore, UK, Nigeria and Mauritius, the Series was conceived and written by Athos Kyriakides. Financed by Canal +, the SABC, the EDB Rebate and SBM Bank.

Production Company/ Producers: Collective Dream Studios,  Identical Pictures, Cinebar Studios

PRESS

AGENT premiers on SBS  Australia "puts a South African spin on the glamour of the world game"  

 

VARIETY. "Canal Plus International Puts Premium on High-End African Content"

"Henna shines in  a brand wew Netflix series" TV Mzansi