Get ready for a gripping new series that delves deep into the aftermath of a high-stakes heist gone wrong. Showmax, the leading African streaming service, has given the green light to an exciting Kenyan crime drama titled ‘Faithless.’ Set to premiere on July 6, this 10-part original series promises to captivate viewers with its thrilling storyline and talented cast.
‘Faithless’ revolves around the lives of four church members who find themselves entangled in a world of crime and violence. The story takes an unexpected turn when their chama, a women’s guild, is transformed into a money laundering operation by a ruthless crime lord. Caught in the crosshairs of this dangerous game is Esther, a struggling waitress who stumbles upon the stolen loot and uncovers a shocking secret: her own brother played a key role in orchestrating the heist.
Portraying the resilient Esther is Rosemary Waweru, known for her role in ‘Tabasamu.’ Joining her are Avril Nyambura, Beatrice Mwai, and Fatma Mohammed, who bring to life Esther’s three church friends, adding depth and complexity to the story. The cast also includes acclaimed actors such as Morris Mwangi, Peter Kamau, Arabron Nyyneque, and Abubakar Mwenda, alongside the talented Brian Ngaira, Antony Kyule Njuguna, and Ashley Kareez. Notably, the series features the versatile filmmaker and actor Aleks Kamau, as well as the popular news anchor Mark Masai.
“Faithless explores our inner turmoil as humans and the conflicts of faith versus money, and how we try to justify our actions and sins as being for the ‘greater good’,” said Showmax Content Specialist in East Africa, Denise Mwende
‘Faithless’ delves into the moral dilemma faced by Esther and her friends as they grapple with their values and confront the consequences of their choices. With a talented ensemble cast, led by the talented Rosemary Waweru, the series promises to deliver compelling performances and keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
“It’s also a relatable show with women at the center of the story. It speaks to our everyday lives, and most importantly, the lives of our mothers, sisters, and wives, and the challenges they face,” says Auka Gecheo, the executive producer.
Produced by Live Eye TV and helmed by the creative trio of Abdi Shuria, King Muriuki, and Janet Chumbe, who also directed the acclaimed Showmax thriller ‘Igiza,’ ‘Faithless’ brings a unique twist by exploring the involvement of devout churchgoers in criminal activities. The series sheds light on the complexities of daily life, offering a thought-provoking and entertaining experience for audiences.
‘Faithless’ marks the fifth Showmax Original series to be released in Kenya in 2023, adding to an impressive lineup that includes the drama series ‘Single Kiasi’ (season two), the telenovela ‘Second Family,’ and the reality shows ‘The Real Housewives of Nairobi’ and ‘Kyallo Kulture,’ which gained the status of an original series in its second season.
“As Showmax continues to invest in Kenya, we want to give our local audience premium shows that not only entertain but elevate the industry.” added Denise
Prepare to be enthralled by ‘Faithless’ as it unravels a web of intrigue, suspense, and unexpected twists. Showmax continues to impress with its commitment to delivering compelling and diverse original content from Kenya, solidifying its position as a leading platform for African storytelling. Don’t miss out on this thrilling crime drama that will keep you guessing until the very end.