Showmax has announced on Tuesday 30 August, that psychological thriller DAM has been renewed for a second season.
‘DAM’ RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON
Filming for the second season of DAM is underway in Adelaide and Bedford in the Eastern Cape. The series was one of the 10 most watched titles on Showmax in 2021 and the most nominated TV drama going into this weekend’s SAFTAs.
Season two of DAM is set three months after the cult’s ritual sacrifice, which seems to have worked. Rain has come and transformed the land. Yola is missing – Sienna fears she is dead – but diamonds, and skeletons, are about to be found.
“This show remains unlike anything else on TV in South Africa. It’s going to be another twisty and twisted season of love triangles, monsters, and more suppressed memories being uncovered,” said Alex Yazbek.
BEHIND THE SCENES
With 11 nominations, including Best TV Drama, the psychological thriller is in joint second place overall at the SAFTAS. As Yola, Lea Vivier is up for her first SAFTA for Best Actress.
As her sister Sienna, Natasha Loring also earned her first SAFTA nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, while two-time winner Pallance Dladla is up for Best Actor as Themba, Yola’s lover. Hollywood success story Neil Sandilands (Sweet Tooth, The Flash and much more) also cracked his first SAFTA nomination, where he’s up against another first-time acting nominee in DAM co-star Siv Ngesi.
The series is produced by Picture Tree. DAM is also up for:
- Art Direction (SAFTA winner Sue Steele)
- Music (two-time SAFTA winner Brendan Jury)
- Sound (David Oosthuizen)
- Makeup and Hairstyling (Mpho Ledwaba and SAFTA winner Smartie Rosina Olifant).
All the SAFTA nominees, other than Sandilands and Ngesi, are back for Season two. So is three-time winner Tom Marais.