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Unveiling the dark realities: Catch ‘Me A Killer’ brings a gripping tale of serial killer profiling

Catch Me A Killer, the highly-anticipated true crime series, has just dropped its first trailer on Showmax, giving viewers a sneak peek into the gripping story that will premiere on February 12, 2024. The show will release new episodes every Tuesday until April 10, 2024, promising to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Lead actress Charlotte Hope, known for her roles in Game of Thrones and Starz’s The Spanish Princess, takes on the challenging role of Micki Pistorius, the first serial killer profiler in South Africa. In an interview, Charlotte describes her character as “amazing” and “frankly, a superhero.” And she’s not the only one singing Pistorius’ praises. Award-winning actress Rene van Rooyen, who shares directing duties with Brett Michael-Innes and Tracey Larcombe, also refers to her as a “superhero” in a country plagued by violence.

Adapted from Pistorius’ own memoir, the 10-part series delves into her journey as a newly qualified forensic psychologist, as she fearlessly hunts down South Africa’s most notorious killers. From the chilling case of the Cleveland Killer to the notorious ‘Boetie Boer’ Wilken, the show takes viewers on a thrilling ride across the country.

But Catch Me A Killer is more than just a crime drama. Charlotte explains that it’s also a character study, with Pistorius going through a tumultuous emotional journey while trying to understand the psychology of the killers. As her character says, “Whoever fights monsters should see that in the process he does not become a monster too.”

This co-production between Showmax and Germany’s Night Train Media not only promises to be a captivating story, but also sheds light on the struggles faced by women in a predominantly male police force. Pistorius faces opposition and skepticism from her colleagues, who doubt the value of psychology in solving crimes.

Aside from the talented regular cast, which includes Steven Ward and newcomer Donna Cormack-Thomson, each episode also features a star-studded supporting cast, including Lemogang Tsipa, Waldemar Schultz, and Frank Rautenbach. Not to mention, SAFTA nominees and winners such as Albert Pretorius and Sean Cameron Michael also make appearances.

Lead writer Amy Jephta, known for her work on Oscar entry Barakat and Showmax Original Skemerdans, assures viewers that Catch Me A Killer is not your typical whodunnit. Instead, it’s a thought-provoking exploration of the “whydunnit,” delving into the perspectives of both the killers and the victims’ families. Can Pistorius crack the minds of these dangerous criminals? Find out in this enthralling cat and mouse story.

Set against the backdrop of 1990s South Africa, a time when the country’s newfound democracy was overshadowed by a string of brutal murders, Catch Me A Killer also serves as a time capsule of the era. For lead writer Amy, this hits close to home, having grown up in Mitchell’s Plain, the same area where the show’s first episode takes place.

Get ready to be hooked on this gripping true crime series, with its talented cast, compelling storyline, and chilling portrayal of real-life events. Catch Me A Killer premieres on Showmax on February 12, 2024. Don’t miss it.

Review: Catch Me A Killer introduces viewers to an enthralling true story centered around the inception of serial killer profiling in South Africa.

The first trailer of this highly anticipated show, released by Showmax, hints at a bone-chilling narrative that promises to keep audiences glued to their screens.

Lead actress Charlotte Hope, known for her remarkable performance as Myranda in Game of Thrones, portrays an integral role in bringing this tale to life.

With her undeniable talent and commitment to her craft, it is no surprise that she has been chosen to tackle such a complex character in the world of psychological crime-solving.

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