KykNET’S new series “Straat” is set to hit the small screen on October 17 and packs a mean punch as the action unfolds.
Among the familiar faces in the cast is Nico Panagio, making an appearance as IT guru Robert Muller.
The series is set in Aarbei Street in a middle-class neighbourhood caught up in drama.
Created by legendary screenwriter, Paul C Venter, the story follows criminal Anton Videns (Frank Opperman), the big boss of a financial institution, and his partners who are in deep trouble.
A whistle-blower is going to testify against them and they will do anything to stop him.
The whistle-blower, Muller(Nico Panagio), lives in Aarbei Street under witness protection. Zelda Postma (Amalia Uys) resides in the same dead-end street and is a bright attorney tasked with keeping Muller safe.
She’s assisted by another neighbour, Potifar Vorster (Morné Visser), or Pote, as everybody calls him.
Pote is a retired policeman, and he and his wife, nurse Lorrie (Marisa Drummond), are the only other people in Aarbei Street who know Muller is under witness protection.
Hannes Brümmer is Maxwell Smit, the local pharmacist who sells more than medicine. He and his wife, Retha (Cintaine Schutte), live close to Jakkie van Tonder (Leandie du Randt) and Hendrikkie Fourie (Arno Meyer).
Jakkie, an orphan, has her own business installing home computer systems.
Vinkie Beerwinkel played by Nicole Holm is an overbearing woman who will do anything in her power to build a security wall around Aarbei Street. Deon Coetzee is her hen-pecked husband, Basie.
Wiseman Sithole and Edith Plaatjies are the Makebas, Xolani and Nyakallo, and Wilhelm van der Walt is Billy Vogel, a creepy photographer who will do anything for money.
Kevin Smith, Melt Sieberhagen, Mandri Sutherland and Celeste Loots appear in guest roles.
∎ Tune in to “Straat” on kykNET (DStv channel 144) on October 17 at 8pm.