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A new girl faces plenty of challenges when she joins the school cheerleading squad – like gossip, backstabbing … and murder. 

When Luna, a talented gymnast, is awarded a bursary to a prestigious private school she could never afford, she is thrust into the cut-throat world of an elite group of drum majorettes, aka “trompoppies”. After a hazing ritual goes badly wrong, cheerleaders start turning up dead and the seemingly perfect facade of the community begins to crumble. 

Trompoppie is the first Showmax Original from SAFTA and Silwerskerm-winning writer and director Etienne Fourie (Stiekyt, Die Windpomp, Tydelik Terminaal). Multi-award winners Homebrew Films (2023 Silwerskerm winner Magda Louw) are producing. 

Building on her 2023 Silwerskerm Best Actress: Drama nomination as Mart in Dinge van ’n Kind, Melissa Myburgh stars in Trompoppie as Luna, with Silwerskerm winner Stian Bam (The Story of Racheltjie de Beer, Donkerbos) as her widowed father. 

All 10 episodes of Trompoppie are now streaming.

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Luna, a talented gymnast from the wrong side of the tracks, is awarded a bursary to a prestigious private school to join their elite group of drum majorettes. But then a hazing ritual goes tragically wrong…

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Melissa Myburgh and co stars in Showmax Original Trompoppie

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