Ahead of its official launch on July 6, Showmax treated guests to an exclusive screening of the new Showmax Original crime drama Faithless on Wednesday, June 28. The event was held at Westgate Mall in Westlands and was hosted by Homeboyz presenter Lotan Salapei.
In attendance were the cast of Faithless, including the four leading ladies Rosemary Waweru, Avril Nyambura, Beatrice Mwai, and Fatma Mohammed, as well as the show’s directors Abdi Shuria, King Muriuki, and Janet Chumbe. Also gracing the event were the cast of Showmax telenovela Second Family and Pepeta, as well as members of the press and executives from Showmax and MultiChoice.
“Faithless is a story that just fits into the Kenyan context very well, and it’s a story that just came naturally so we didn’t have to struggle with the ideas,” said director Abdi Shuria.
Shuria, who’s also helmed Igiza, co-directs Faithless alongside King Muriuki (Igiza) and Janet Chumbe (Sanura).
Speaking about what attracted her to the show, Chumbe said, “I was really interested in this spiritual aspect of Faithless, and how it spirals into something else as the show proceeds. The thing about prayer is that you pray for stuff but you never really know how it’s going to be answered, and that’s the same for our four leading women – their prayers are answered, but not just how they expected.”
Set in the aftermath of a heist gone bad, Faithless follows four church faithfuls who are drawn into a life of crime and violence when their chama (women’s savings group) is turned into a money laundering operation by a dangerous crime lord.
The show stars Rosemary Waweru (Tabasamu), Avril Nyambura (Pepeta), Beatrice Mwai (Paa), and Fatma Mohammed (Kina), alongside a talented ensemble cast that includes Aleks Kamau (Volume), Morris Mwangi (Famous), Peter Kamau (Selina), Arabron Nyyneque (Second Family), Abubakar Mwenda (Subira), Brian Ngaira (Pepeta), Antony Kyule Njuguna (Sue na Jonnie), Ashley Kareez (Single Kiasi), Steve Matias (State House), Kennedy Luyali (18 Hours), Zawadi Kayyoh (Pieces of Us), Azziad Nasenya (Selina), and news anchor Mark Masai who makes his acting debut.
Faithless is a gripping crime drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. With its suspenseful plot, well-developed characters, and stunning visuals, Faithless is a must-watch for any fan of crime dramas.
The show is produced by Live Eye TV, and it is the fifth Showmax Original series released in Kenya in 2023. Faithless will be available to stream on Showmax in Kenya and in other select African countries.
If you’re looking for a new crime drama to watch, be sure to check out Faithless. It’s a show that you won’t be able to stop watching.