A riveting Zimbabwean comedy titled Salon.com will be released early next year, the producers have said.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
Decent Arthouse director Joe Njagu told Standardlife&style the comedy is currently at the shooting stage and will be aired as seasons.
Njagu, who also doubles as the writer and director of the production, said the first season would carry 13 episodes.
“We are already done with eight episodes and I think we will be done with the rest by January,” said Njagu.
“We could have finished earlier but we are avoiding putting ourselves under unnecessary pressure, so that we deliver a classy product.”
Njagu said the comedy would be available on DVD and would also be screened on television.
He said they had already done the groundwork with ZBC in as far as the screening of the comedy was concerned.
Asked if they were also considering new television channel Bostv, Njagu said plans were underway to engage the new players.
“Whenever one has content, there are no limitations and any platform can be explored so we are actually engaging Bostv,” he said.
“We are talking to Africa Magic as well, whom we have established relations with.”
The pilot project of the sitcom features some of Zimbabwe’s rising actors like Eunice Tava, Nothando Nobengula, Dalma Chiwereva, Spilisiwe Kekani, Teddy Mangawa, Chati Butau and Memory Bususu.
Singer Trevor Dongo and music manager and producer Joe Machingura feature in the episode.
In the comedy, a cleaner in the salon falsely accused of stealing equipment spends the day in police cells only for the owners of the equipment to learn when it is too late that they have had an innocent person incarcerated.
It explores different issues from poverty, fame to love and lust.
Shot in high definition, the comedy is set to have Zimbabweans glued to the small screen after a long absence of good content on the national broadcaster.
One episode of the rib-cracking pilot project was given out as free DVD in the July edition of the