Jump to content
Afrii Diaspora Dialogue
  • ‘DAM’: Psychological thriller renewed for season two!

    ‘DAM’: Psychological thriller renewed for season two!

    Showmax has announced on Tuesday 30 August, that psychological thriller DAM has been renewed for a 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.

    Showmax renews ‘DAM’ for a second season. Image: Supplied.

    ALSO READ: ‘The Brave Ones’: Gripping tale of township girl with mystical powers


    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.

    ALSO READ: ‘Steinheist’: Showmax explores ‘SA’s biggest corporate scam’

    View the full article



    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Afrii Diaspora Dialogue

A Platform for Dialogue for the African diaspora

A cultural and community website with a GO.A.L. to UpLift™ and EmPower™ the many different peoples, cultures, and communities of the Black and African diasporas.

Main links

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Guidelines, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use