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Arnold Vosloo helms Netflix’s first Afrikaans series ‘Ludik’

Arnold Vosloo as Daan Ludik in ‘Ludik’. Picture: Courtesy of Netflix

Arnold Vosloo as Daan Ludik in ‘Ludik’. Picture: Courtesy of Netflix

Published Jul 22, 2022


This week, the streaming platform announced its first Afrikaans series, “Ludik”, which drops on August 26.

The cherry on the top is that Arnold Vosloo will be helming the six-part action series. Now the South African-born Hollywood actor has been making his presence felt on the small screen for the past two years.

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He first appeared in the movie “Griekwastad” as Colonel Dick de Waal in 2020. The subject matter was intense as it was based on Jacques Steenkamp’s best-selling true-crime novel on the 2012 murder of a family on their farm in the remote Northern Province of South Africa.

At the time, Vosloo admitted to being glad to return home, so to speak. He has appeared in Netflix’s “Silverton Siege” as well.

Now he will be helping “Ludik” as Daan Ludik, who, at face value, comes across as a salt of the earth kind of person. He runs a successful furniture business and has an idyllic family life. But sometimes looks can be deceiving.

And that is the case with Ludik as we get to see a darker side with links to underworld figures and murders.

Sean Cameron Michael in a scene from ‘Ludik’. Picture: Courtesy of Netflix

When he crosses some dangerous people, he finds his world thrown into turmoil.

As such, he needs to call on people in his trusted circle to help him avoid prison and possible death.

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Anele Mdoda, Paul Buys and Frankie Du Toit are executive producers on this project, which stars Rob van Vuuren, Zane Meas, Lea Vivier, Sean Cameron Michael, Diaan Lawrenson, Mzu Ntantiso and Terence Bridgette, to name a few.

This “skop-skiet-en-donder” offering promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.