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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ShowMax greenlit first ShowMax Original series, Tali's Wedding Diary from Sketchbook Studios, with Julia Anastasopoulos.


The video streamer service ShowMax has added a new local production, Tali's Wedding Diary, that's currently filming 8 episodes in Cape Town that will be released in December.

ShowMax picked up Tali's Wedding Diary, produced by Sketchbook Studios, as a mockumentary with Julia Anastasopoulos who who is known for her SuzelleDIY persona and who will be channeling one of her other alter-egos for the new show.

ShowMax says Tali's Wedding Diary is the first ShowMax Original series the Naspers-owned subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service is producing, with production that's also underway on iNumber Number as a TV series - a co-production between ShowMax and M-Net's Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) on turning the 2013 film of the same name into a series.

In Tali's Wedding Diary, Julia Anastasopoulos will portray Tali, a self- and selfie-obsessed princess who has moved to Cape Town and who has hired a documentary film crew to film the build-up to her wedding with her property-agent fiance Darren.

"ShowMax instantly bought into what Ari Kruger, co-creator and director, and I, were trying to do," says Julia Anastasopoulos in a statement. "We've got world-class acting and production talent so it's a huge boost to see a local company fund local productions".

Chris Savides in the statement says "supporting African productions is absolutely part of our strategy".

The 8 episodes of Tali's Wedding Diary will be approximately 20 minutes in duration each.