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Gareth Crocker’s Superhero Series, Jongo, is on its Way to Prime Time International Success

The Last Road TripJongo, the superhero series created by Gareth Crocker, looks set to make the move from free-to-air channels and video on demand platforms to a show broadcast internationally in prime time slots.

Sue Blaine wrote an article for Business Day about Jongo. She spoke to Crocker, who is also author of The Last Road Trip and a number of other successful novels, about what makes this series something special, and what its growth will mean for him and the rest of the team.

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We didn’t want immortal — if you have that you can’t kill the damn guy, says author Gareth Crocker of his latest creation.

Instead, Eli King, Africa’s first homegrown superhero, can run superfast, jump awe-inspiringly high and is very strong, thanks to a blue crystal his dead father left him.

King is the central character in a new TV series, Jongo, filmed mostly on location in Johannesburg by independent Johannesburg film studio Motion Story. Negotiations are under way with South African and international broadcasters who have made prime-time slot offers for the show. Jongo has been taken up by Amsterdam-based international film and TV distributors FCCE, which won the International Digital Emmy Award for Digital Programme — Non Fiction in 2013.

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