“The Docket”. Picture: Supplied

New to SABC3’s lineup this week is “The Docket”. A highly entertaining detective show, that airs Wednesday, August 22 at 9.30pm.

The show follows the Ravens, a specialised crime-fighting unit set up to investigate high-profile crimes in the public eye.

Cast in the lead is actress Hlubi Mboya as Captain Nsiki Motshe, along with other cast members that includes Duncan Johnson as Colonel Marlon van Wyk, Seputla Sebogodi as Brigadier Funani Twala, Brendon Engelbrecht as Detective Neil Hall and his partner, Detective Terry Jahib, played by Ashish Gangapersad.

With each episode written with inspiration gathered from real-life crimes, the 13 part series also focuses on the unit members personal relationships and how they deal with it.

Actor Brendon Engelbrecht tells us more his first lead role character

Tell us about your character Neil Hall?

He is one of the head detectives. He is the hardcore Raven; the guy who kicks down the doors and solves things but running head first.

What made you want to be involved in this crime drama?

The script was well written, I’m not used to this types of stories been shown locally and the characters were well thought off. It made me feel like I am apart of everything bigger than everything else that I’ve experienced so far. It was definitely written for a way bigger budget. But we were able to do it on a budget without compromising any of the action.

Why should viewers tune in to The Docket?

If you want to see something with international value in your own backyard, then you need to tune in. This is not stock standard cinematography. Our cameraman was running next to us while we were raiding during shoots. There is a fluidity with the camera and it’s obsessive. It is also relatable to our audience, because a lot of people may have been through these crimes or know someone who has been through it; the subjects that are touched on will resonate with viewers.  

* Tune in to The Docket, Wednesdays at 9.30pm from August 22.