The award-winning South African actor, producer and filmmaker, Thapelo Mokoena has added a feather to his already crowded cap.
The "Trackers" star has joined the cast of the UK hit action-drama series "Bulletproof".
Mokoena confirmed the exciting news on his Instagram page on Monday: “The cats out the bag. It’s our time! I am incredibly grateful & proud to be part of this amazing UK series special.”
He added: I’m forever grateful for this incredible journey in the Arts. Mission Take Africa to the World is well in progress…The BAD BOYS of the UK are in South Africa!"
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BULLET PROOF 3 🇬🇧🇿🇦🎬 • The cats out the bag. It’s our time! I am incredibly grateful & proud to be part of this amazing UK series special. • Im forever grateful for this incredible journey in the Arts. Mission Take Africa to the World is well in progress. • I’m starring on the biggest UK cop series along side @ashleywalters, @noelclarke & @vvbrownskin . An absolute honour. The BAD BOYS of the UK are in South Africa! • Thank you to the @skyone family & @vertigo_films for trusting me with this role. • From our amazing #Trackers series opening on @hbo @cinemax in the USA & @zdfmediathek in Germany in a few weeks, to being on day 2 of filming the UK series. God I see You 🙏🏾 • Clink in the link in bio to read up more about BULLETPROOF .Coming soon• A big thank you to my @boss family for dressing my character on the show. No better fit 🕴🏿 • The Power of Potential is in Process. A God Dream! #BulletProof #KeepMoving #KeepChasing #ThisIsAfrica #AfriCAN 🌍🇬🇧🇿🇦✊🏾
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Mokoena will star alongside Ashley Walters, Noel Clarke and Lashana Lynch among others.
Following the big announcement, fans and industry friends wrote on Mokoena’s timeline, congratulating the star for the great milestone achieved at the start of a new decade.
“Man I am really happy for your growth brother. May you keep going up and up,” commented former "Generations" star Thato Maolamu.
“Super happy for you Thaps… respect my king,” adds former "Backstage" star Leroy Gopal.
“Higher and higher. Congratulations my G,” added comedian Loyiso Madinga.
“This is major…thoroughly deserving. Congratulations Brother,” wrote actress and television personality Ntando Duma.
The series follows NCA detectives, and best friends, Aaron Bishop (Clarke) and Ronnie Pike Jr. (Walters), who investigate some of the country’s most dangerous criminals, including traffickers, drug dealers and armed robbers, whilst being overseen by their boss Sarah Tanner. Although they are from vastly different backgrounds, these two cops have a deep bond which finds its foundation in their moral code.