The trailer of Die Byl Season 2, was released recently, after a very successful first season. The follow-up season comes to Showmax, exclusively for six months on 15 July 2019. The series is directed by Quentin Krog, amongst others, with Waldemar Schultz in the lead role again.
Schultz and Lika Berning won the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in 2017 respectively, for their roles in the first season, as Colonel Piet van Bijl and Captain Lena Evans.
Loosely based on the real life South African super detective Piet Byleveld, who passed away in 2017, Piet van Bijl is a brilliant detective who specialises in serial killers – and a workaholic who will do anything for those closest to him.
In Season 2, which is set five years later, Byl’s relationship with Advocate Nicky van As, is on the rocks, while Captain Lena Evans is now married and mother to a young son. The team’s offices have had a makeover and in the lab, Dr. Fritz Barnard has a new assistant, Dr. Shani van Rooi, which is played by Trudy van Rooy. Ellie Bonthuys, played by Avanti winner Barbara-Marié Immelman, once a journalist only looking for sensationalism, is now the police unit’s spokesperson.
The series also stars Vita award winner Tertius Meintjes as general Neels van As, Marvin-Lee Beukes as captain Juan Stuurman, and Rolanda Marais as Byl’s ex-wife, Carien.
The nail-biting crime series is being produced by Marche Media and features guest appearances from the likes of SAFTA winners Denise Newman, Deon Lotz, Marius Weyers, and Jody Abrahams, who stars in the first episode as Captain Willem Ruiters, called in to help Byl and his team investigating the deaths of six members of the Sons of Samson, a Cape Flats gang.
Die Byl, Season 2, will stream on Showmax, as from 15 July 2019. Showmax is available free of charge to all DSTV Premium customers, as well as on https://www.showmax.com/eng/welcome/za