Jongo: First African superhero series


A high quality production with an African twist. Jongo is set to be the first African superhero television series shot and based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to the Johannesburg based film and television studio Motion Story, the series has used universal conventions with the intent that it “will appeal to families across the globe”.

Here is a short synopsis of the story:

“Jongo tells the story of a young man, Eli King, who acquires an array of supernatural abilities after an alien crystal is found in a cave at the Cradle of Humankind. The stone is left to him by his father, an enslaved miner who is murdered shortly after escaping from the cave. As Eli tries to deal with the death of his father and sets out to find the men responsible, he must also grapple with the powers of the crystal and how they will indelibly alter the course of his life. What Eli doesn’t know is that the men he is hunting have crystals of their own and need Eli’s stone to fulfill an ancient and devastating prophecy which will threaten the lives of millions. And caught up in the middle of everything is Maya, the love of Eli’s life.”