Spinners starring Cantona James Nominated for Best Series at Cannes Festival FeaturedWritten by Ryan Swano
The South African series filmed in Cape Town is the first African series ever selected in competition at Canneseries.
Cantona James stars in Spinners as Ethan, a 17-year-old driver working for a local gang but his newfound talent opens up a whole new world for him.
Ethan is a good kid born on the wrong side of town. In Cape Town's slums where local gangs make the law, he is soon left with no choice but to work for one of them to support himself and his younger brother.
Caught in a web of crime, he discovers he has an incredible talent for spinning, an exciting and extreme motorsport.
Could this be his way out from the violent criminal life that seems to be the only option to survive in his neighbourhood?
The English/Kaaps/Afrikaans drama is a co-production between Showmax and CANAL+, and the Spinners cast includes Arendsvlei actors Cantona James and Chelsea Thomas in leading roles, along with Dillon Windvogel (Blood & Water) and SAFTA winner Brendon Daniels (Zulu, Skemerdans).
Synonymous with #HipHop and himself a luminary in South African #CarCulture, DJ Ready D is the music supervisor and he's also composed some of the tracks for the series, so we know the Sountrack of Spnners is gonna be awesome.
Directed by Jaco Bouwer, #Spinners is co-created by producer Joachim Landau and Benjamin Hoffman of Empreinte Digitale and we can't wait for it to start streaming on SHOWMAX in the second half of 2023.
CANNESERIES started on Friday 14 April 2023 with the winners being announced on Wednesday 19 April 2023.
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