King­pins, hid­den iden­ti­ties and a star-stud­ded cast bring an iconic movie to the smallscreen in drama iNumber Num­ber.

TV Plus (South Africa) - - IN THIS ISSUE - Sun­days (from 9 July) Mzansi Magic (*161) 20:00 iNumber Num­ber

If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s the plan in crime-drama se­ries iNumber Num­ber (2017cur­rent), based on the 2014 movie of the same name. In the se­ries, good-guy cop Chilli (Sdumo Mt­shali) goes on an un­der­cover mis­sion to bring down a crim­i­nal gang. He has to learn the tricks and the trades of their shady deal­ings be­fore he puts them behind bars, but “he sees the good in everyone and it gets dif­fi­cult for Chilli drop the mis­sion,” says Sdumo. While the spin-off show is adapted from the orig­i­nal movie, it re­vis­its the brotherly bond that Chilli has with his cop part­ner Shoes (Pres­ley Ch­weneya­gae), who wants him to drop the mis­sion. “The sto­ry­lines don’t pick up where they left off in the movie. It’s a dif­fer­ent cast and a to­tally new game,” adds Sdumo.


1 Chilli (Sdumo, Sibusiso in soapie Isi­baya, 2013- cur­rent; see p28) is un­der­cover and try­ing to trap “his” gang. He be­lieves in the truth and wants to see jus­tice done.

Shoes (Pres­ley, De­tec­tive Moloko in 2

drama Thula’s Vine, 2017-curent) is Chilli’s pal cop. He’s work­ing hard to be­come a de­tec­tive and wishes that he didn’t have to mess around in the crime world to make ends meet.

Mkoto Skhakhane (Mnce­disi 3

Sha­bangu, Skhum­buzo in drama The Lab, 2006-cur­rent) is the gan­glord. He doesn’t be­lieve in get­ting a nineto-five job and would rather mur­der to give his fam­ily the per­fect life .

Phi­lani (So­nia Mbele, Mmamosa 4

in soapie Keep­ing Score, 2016cur­rent; see p27) is Mkoto’s con­trol­ling wife. She loves the lav­ish life that comes with her dodgy hubby.

Stone (Ron­nie Nyakale, Cosmo in 5

soapie Gen­er­a­tions – The Legacy, 2014-cur­rent; see p10) is a cor­rupt cop that puts his badge aside to get ex­tra cash. He’s doesn’t for the law.

Arm­strong (Say­it­sheni Mdaki, 6

Speshil in soapie Rhythm City, 2007- cur­rent; see p21) is Mkoto’s son-in­law and is eye­ing Mkoto’s em­pire.

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