South African Thriller Pulse to Bow on BET+


Pulse, a South African original sci-fi survival thriller, has been picked up by BET+ in the U.S.

Produced by Media Musketeers, Pulse tells 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. The six-part series will premiere on Paramount-owned BET+ on August 16.

Pulse was filmed in Mauritius and produced in the U.K. and South Africa. It stars Tarryn Wyngaard (Raised By Wolves, The Tree), Thapelo Mokoena (Trackers, Nothing For Mahala, Bulletproof), Carel Nel (Raised By Wolves, Grant, Roots), Sven Ruygrok (Spud, Zulu) and Earl Wan (Just Mates, Supercapitalist, Coronation Street). Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment company, is distributing the series.

Andy Docherty, managing partner at Media Musketeers, said: “We couldn’t be happier for this atypical, modern story to have found such a fantastic home in the U.S. 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.”

Jonathan Ford, managing director at AMR, added: “We are very pleased to announce what we expect to be the first sale of many for this series. Pulse is an entertaining, complex hybrid of sci-fi thriller and horror which uniquely combines to create a unique and exciting drama.”