Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sony Pictures Television starts production on new drama series, Reckoning, for its international Sony channels; doesn't want to say whether it will be seen in South Africa.

Sony Pictures Television has started production in Australia of a new 10-episode drama series, Reckoning, that Sony says it will broadcast worldwide on some of its Sony branded international channels.

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) was asked through its PR agency in South Africa last week whether Reckoning will also be shown on The Sony Channel (DStv 127) carried on MultiChoice's DStv and GOtv in South Africa and Africa, as well as on Cell C's black subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service on channel 203, but Sony didn't respond with any answer.

Sam Trammell (pictured) known for his role on True Blood that was seen on M-Net and Aden Young, are two of the actors who will appear in Reckoning that, although filmed in Sydney, Australia by production company Playmaker, is set in California in the United States.

Reckoning is described as a psychological thriller drama,written by David Hubbard, with David Eick as the showrunner.

Sony Pictures Television Networks in a statement that it didn't want to release in South Africa for Africa, said Reckoning will be wholly produced and post-produced in Australia and will premiere on some of SPTN's international channels.

Reckoning revolves are around two dads who are secretly both serial killers. Both try to suppress their urges, but then a local teenager is murdered and sets them on a course of mutual destruction in their seemingly quiet suburban community.

"Aden Young and Sam Trammell and the fantastic ensemble cast are crushing it in rehearsals. We're thrilled that production has started in beautiful Sydney," said Marie Jacobson, Sony Pictures Television Networks executive vice president for programming and production.

David Taylor and David Maher are the executive produce for Playmaker and said "We are excited to have Aden Young and Sam Trammell leading a talented ensemble cast to bring this riveting and suspenseful thriller to life".