Showmax Premieres New Original Series, Crime and Justice Lagos
Africa’s streaming service, Showmax, hosted the media, and selected guests to an exclusive screening of its latest Nigerian original series: Crime and Justice Lagos, on Tuesday, December 6, at Genesis Cinemas, Maryland, Lagos.
Produced by Yinka Edward, Crime and Justice Lagos follows the activities of the fictional Serious and Special Crimes Unit working in the biggest and most densely populated city in Africa, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Femi Biboye (William Benson).
The elite team of detectives made up of Superintendent Kelechi Farasin (Folu Storms), Superintendent Danladi Dikko (Jammal Ibrahim) and wheel-chair bound IT guru, Simisola Alade-Wright (Maggie Osuome) take on some of the audacious and bizarre crimes in the city.
Speaking after the event, General Manager at Showmax Nigeria, Opeoluwa Filani, said the series demonstrates the streaming service’s commitment to telling authentic African stories.
“We’re especially excited for it not just because it is set against the backdrop of what is arguably the most interesting city in the world, but because it really captures the pulse of the city and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever done before.”
Crime and Justice Lagos, which premiered on Thursday, December 8, is inspired by real-life crime stories that have made headlines in the Metropolitan city over the years.