The 26-part South African-produced detective series produced in 2003, Zero Tolerance, will broadcast on SABC3 in the Wednesday 9pm slot as from 7 December.
When it was first aired, Zero Tolerance was billed as South African television’s first prime time detective series. The series is about an elite crime-fighting unit similar to the Scorpions. It is based on over four years of research and development into crime and crime fighting in South Africa.
Zero Tolerance’s heroine, Denzela Ledwaba, played by Moshidi Motshegwa, is a young, charismatic black woman determined to make a difference. But she is also human, complex and believable, a single mother struggling to save her disintegrating marriage and to make the right emotional choices for herself and her son.
This series was developed by some of South Africa’s most talented writers, directors and producers with over 12 Avanti awards and an Emmy nomination amongst their credits.
Invaluable creative input during the development of the series was given by two of America’s most influential, Emmy-award winning writers, David Simon and David Mills, who have written and produced for Homicide, NYPD Blue, ER, The Corner and Picket Fences.