After the bumbling schoolboy’s success in the iconic African comedy, Poena is King (2007), Poena (Robbie Wessels) was back in the television movie, poena in 2020 and in 2021 was joined by his television cousin for the film, Poena and Poenie†
Now his own series of 13 episodes – with Willie Esterhuizen as screenwriter and Pieter Esterhuizen as director – is making its debut on kykNET (DStv channel 144) on Monday, April 4.
Actor and singer Robbie Wessels who plays Poena in the exciting new series will have you nailed to the screen, with a storyline that revolves around Poena who has lost his job as a singer on a cruise ship and lives with his unemployed cousin, Poenie. his grandfather.
Poenie is played by Kaz McFadden and Poena’s grandfather, Poen is played by At Botha.
However, they are not the only ones living in the house.
Grandpa Poen’s beloved Coco de Kok (Liane Heyl) and her daughter Chanel (Lauren Botha) also live there, and with so many people under one roof it is apparently usually chaos.
This leads Poen to move to Paternoster on the west coast, where he gets into all sorts of trouble with his friend Vis (Lochner de Kock), while Poena and Poenie take over the family business Poen’s Plumbing with the slogan: “We are number one in the number two game.”
In the series, plumbing is not necessarily the main focus of Poena and Poenie as Poena still dreams of becoming a successful singer.
Fortunately, he has Elton Lamoer (Reginald Hufkie) as his music producer, who helps him on his way. And of course no series is a series without romance.
In this case, it is Shakira Haasbroek (Danielle Retief) – a pole dancer – who attracts Poena’s attention.
Willie Esterhuizen, the name behind popular TV shows like Molly & Wors† Orkney Snork Nie and Lipstick Dipstick, says: “What a privilege to make the series. Robbie and all the players are an absolute joy to work with and I just know viewers will love our modern family.”