Channel 4 Picks Up The Cane Field Killings


Channel 4 has acquired the South African crime drama The Cane Field Killings, also known as Reyka.

Starring Kim Engelbrecht (Bullet Proof, The Flash, Eye in the Sky) and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), the series centers on a criminal profiler who is struggling to come to terms with her dark past, as the farmer who kidnapped her as a child still exerts a powerful hold on her 20 years later.

The Cane Field Killings, a co-production between M-Net and Fremantle, was produced by Serena Cullen (Four Lives) for Serena Cullen Productions and Harriet Gavshon for Quizzical Pictures. It is set to launch on Channel 4 on April 10, after which all episodes will be available on All 4.

Nick Lee, Channel 4’s head of acquisitions, said, “The Cane Field Killings is a striking crime drama with a compelling lead character and a deep sense of place. It’s a rarely told South African perspective on a detective story, which brings together fascinating historical and contemporary themes and which we’re thrilled to bring to British audiences on Channel 4 and All 4.”