In the week of 26 June to 2 July, DStv will premiere a number of brand new series, movies, reality shows and documentaries. Some highlights include Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of identical twins in I Know This Much Is True on M-Net and the History Channel’s full afternoon and evening of documentaries exploring events in history relevant to the global #blacklivesmatter movement.
Wednesday, 2 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00
I Know This Much Is True sees Mark Ruffalo – most famous as The Hulk in The Avengers – in the role of identical twin brothers. One brother, Thomas Birdsey, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and spends his time in and out of treatment facilities. In an attempt to have him released from an asylum, his twin, Dominic Birdsey, reviews their family history and recounts their rocky relationship.
Sunday, 28 June on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05
Will Smith fans can gear up to see two sides of this versatile actor in Gemini Man. The Fresh Prince plays retiring hitman Henry Brogan, who comes face-to-face with a killer able to predict his every move – his younger, stronger clone (also played by Will).
Monday, 29 June on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00
Brand new to international series comes this British show, McDonald & Dodds. Moving to a new town is never easy and going from the bustle of London to a sleepy town like Bath is a big adjustment for Detective McDonald. Her toughest challenge is working with her new partner, Detective Dodds – her complete opposite in every way. She’s fast-paced and high energy. He’s quiet and accident-prone. Dodd finds himself rejuvenated working with McDonald while teaching her to value a slower investigative stance. Together, they must learn to adjust their thinking in order to solve various crimes in the small county.
Sunday, 28 June on History Channel (DStv 186) from 14:15 to 23:00
As the Black Lives Matters movement continues to gather massive momentum globally, The History Channel (DStv 186) is screening a series of documentaries under the banner Black History Matter.
The compelling line-up includes:
Friday, 26 June on BoxOffice
Inspired by true events, Burden is the heart-rending story of two men who must find a way to resolve generational hate and pave a new path together despite their differences. A South Carolina town is caught in a renewed racial clash when a museum dedicated to the Ku Klux Klan opens. Reverend David Kennedy (Forrest Whitaker) is the head of a Baptist church who wants to keep long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. Mike Burden (Garret Hedlund) is an orphan raised within the KKK who decides to risk his life and break away from everything he has known. But when Reverend Kennedy decides to offer him protection, there are objections from both sides.