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Showmax Original Beats all Odds

The Girl From St Agnes racked up over 1.2 million views.. so far!

Showmax has released the trailer for The Girl From St Agnes, their first original drama, and the series is now to be seen on their video-streaming service.

At St Agnes, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in the Midlands, the only saint is in the name. When a popular student is found dead at the base of the old mill, the school is quick to declare the death a tragic accident. But drama teacher Kate Ballard, played by Nina Milner, doesn’t believe it. The more she investigates, the more Kate realises that she didn’t know the dead girl, Lexi Summerveld, as played by Jane DeWet, or the school at all. Behind the imposing walls of St Agnes, Lexi’s killer won’t be the only person exposed…

Here are four reasons to be excited:  

It’s a drama in South African English, for a change!

The Girl From St Agnes is a rare showcase of South Africa’s English-language acting talent.

It’s being distributed internationally! 

In a South African first, the dark drama is being distributed internationally by Red Arrow Studios International.

It’s only eight binge-able episodes.

We love soaps and telenovelas as much as the next South African, but sometimes it’s nice to watch something with a satisfying ending, like finding out who killed Lexi Summerveld and why. The Girl From St Agnes has that formula that the whole world has gone mad for: shorter seasons of extremely binge-able criminal content.

It’s like nothing you’ve seen before on South African TV.

South Africans normally turn to HBO series on Showmax for edgy content, rather than local series, which tend to be a lot more conservative, with nudity and divisive topics generally avoided. But conservative isn’t a word anyone’s going to use for The Girl From St Agnes.


Produced by the multi-award-winning Quizzical Pictures, The Girl From St Agnes is coming first and only to Showmax.


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