Abacus Media Rights has sold South African produced, original sci-fi survival thriller "Pulse" to BET+ in the USA. “We couldn’t be happier for this atypical, modern story to have found such a fantastic home in the US," Andy Docherty, Managing Partner Media Musketeers, said. "We hope BET+’s audience will enjoy the first African show of its kind, which is a showcase for the talent that came together under the constraints of lockdown to deliver something completely new and fresh from the continent.”
The Paramount owned SVOD channel has acquired the six-part series produced by Media Musketeers. The project is set to launch on 18 August. “We are very pleased to announce what we expect to be the first sale of many for this series," Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR said. "Pulse is an entertaining, complex hybrid of sci-fi thriller and horror which uniquely combines to create a unique and exciting drama.”
Filmed in Mauritius and produced in the UK and South Africa, the series was shot in a world created by the visionary Oscar, Palme d’Or, and BAFTA winning VFX team behind Skyfall, Harry Potter, Fargo, The Dark Knight Rises, Kick-Ass, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Tomb Raider, including executive producer Steve Lanning, producers Jake Lanning, Ben Lanning, and Potego Matseke, writer Stephen R Clarke, and director and producer Sallas De Jager.
Featuring Tarryn Wyngaard, Thapelo Mokoena, Carel Nel, Sven Ruygrok, Earl Wan, "Pulse" details the story of an Electromagnetic Pulse that disables a secure building and disrupts the bio-electric signals in everyone’s minds, trapping a group of video game designers and turning each floor into a psychotic battlefield. Can the modern human race survive without the technology that defines our way of life today… Survival is not just a game…