Showmax hosts exclusive screening of Outlaws

4 September 2023

Showmax hosts exclusive screening of Outlaws

On 2 September 2023, the entertainment industry gathered to celebrate the exclusive screening of new Showmax Original Outlaws, set to premiere on 6 September 2023.

Set in the lush but lawless land on the border between Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal, Outlaws is the story of two families at war with each other: the Zulu, cattle-farming Biyela clan and the Basotho, cattle-raiding Ts’eoles.

Guests were dressed in their best attire to not only watch the first episode of this highly anticipated Original but to also acknowledge the magic created by Tshedza Pictures’ Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, who brought us The River, The Republic and Adulting.

Thembisa Mdoda hosts Showmax's private screening of Outlaws
Thembisa Mdoda

Held at Prison Break Market, Johannesburg, the event was hosted by actress and presenter Thembisa Mdoda, who charged up a jovial atmosphere as guests arrived in droves to what promised to be an unforgettable night of celebration.

In attendance were cast members Lehlohonolo Mayeza and Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku, who co-star as Leruo Ts’eole and Sihle Biyela respectively; Siyabonga Shibe, who plays the Biyela patriarch; Mmabatho Mogomotsi, who plays the Ts’eole matriarch; as well as Nolwazi Shange and man of the moment, Thembinkosi Mthembu of Adulting and Shaka iLembe fame. 

Nirvana Nokwe Mseleku and Nolwazi Shange at the private screening of Oulaws
Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku and Nolwazi Shange
Thembinkosi Mthembu at the exclusive screening of Outlaws
Thembinkosi Mthembu
Siyabonga Shibe and Ikobeng Moatlhodi at Oulaws screening
Siyabonga Shibe and Ikobeng Moatlhodi
Keketso Mpitsto, Matseliso Mohale and Lehlohonolo Mayeza at the screening of Outlaws
Keketso Mpitsto, Matseliso Mohale and Lehlohonolo Mayeza
Mnqobi Kunene at the exclusive screening of Outlaws
Mnqobi Kunene

Also gracing the event were executives from Showmax, MultiChoice, and members of the press.

Speaking on behalf of Tshedza Pictures, Phathu Makwarela shared that Outlaws is their seventh production and was by far the most exciting yet challenging project so far.

Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, the creators of Outlaws at the private screening
Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon

“This was probably the most difficult production we had embarked on but after all of that there was so much excitement and joy in what we ended up creating together as a team. Despite the challenges, we’ve had the opportunity to capture something so magical. We’re telling a story that is bigger than any of us…”

Actress Mmabatho Mogomotsi spoke passionately about how she’s found a new family in everyone she worked with.

Mmabatho Mogomotsi at the exclusive screening of Outlaws
Mmabatho Mogomotsi

“We are family. When we started with this show, every department was acknowledged and I loved that because I’m very big with beginnings and with endings. And so, as we end this yet begin on a new journey, I want to thank each and every person that worked with us. To the actors, thank you for the bond that you shared, because without that bond there wouldn’t be a story. This isn’t just a show for us, we are driving a message, we’re showcasing a lot of amazing talent that hasn’t been witnessed yet. For us, this is precious and we hope it’s as precious for all of you.”

Watch the trailer for Outlaws

All the episodes of Outlaws are now streaming on Showmax.

More pictures from the Outlaws screening

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