Quentin Krog (Vir Die Voels, Ballade Vir ‘N Enkeling, Thys & Trix) is one of three directors on Die Byl S2. This second season comes to Showmax exclusively for six months on 15 July, 2019.
Waldemar Schultz (7de Laan) and Lika Berning (Liefling) won the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in 2017 for their roles in the first season as Colonel Piet van Bijl and Captain Lena Evans.
Die Byl series background
Loosely based on the real life South African super detective Piet Byleveld, who passed away in 2017, Piet van Bijl (Waldemar Schultz) is a brilliant detective who specialises in serial killers – and a workaholic who will do anything for those closest to him.
In Die Byl Season 2, which is set five years later, Byl’s relationship with Advocate Nicky van As (Milan Murray from Waterfront) is on the rocks, while Captain Lena Evans (Lika Berning) is now married and mother to a young son.
The team’s offices have had a makeover and in the lab Dr. Fritz Barnard (Vita award winner Eric Nobbs) has a new assistant, Dr. Shani van Rooi (Trudy van Rooy). Ellie Bonthuys (Avanti winner Barbara-Marié Immelman), once a journalist only looking for sensationalism, is now the police unit’s spokesperson.
The series also stars Vita award winner Tertius Meintjes as general Neels van As, Marvin-Lee Beukes (Waterfront, Die Boland Moorde) as captain Juan Stuurman, and Rolanda Marais as Byl’s ex wife, Carien.
The nail-biting crime series is produced by Marche Media (Kanarie, Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie) and features guest appearances from the likes of SAFTA winners Denise Newman (Shirley Adams), Deon Lotz (Skoonheid), Marius Weyers (The Gods Must Be Crazy), and Jody Abrahams (Hard Copy), who stars in the first episode as Captain Willem Ruiters, who is called in to help Byl and his team as they investigate the deaths of six members of the Sons of Samson, a Cape Flats gang.
What: Die Byl S2 Afrikaans series on Showmax