A new dramatic series created by Neil Schell and Loyce Kareri soon to be a Canadian/South African co-production filming in Cape Town. Oasis is a South Africa-set conspiracy thriller centredon the mysterious disappearance of two Canadian and British dignitaries along the Kenya-Somalia border while on an anti-terrorism diplomatic mission with Kenyan peace activist Jai Emanuelle. The series follows Bella Emanuelle, a young Intelligence Officer who is on the trail to uncover the truth behind her father’s assumed fatal plane crash five years ago.
Alexander Emmanualle was touted to be the ‘next Nelson Mandela’– a world class diplomat and Africa Peace activist. But then tragedy struck when his privately chartered plane mysteriously disappeared over the Kenya-Somali border while accompanying Canadian and British government representatives on an anti-terrorism crusade tour. He had recently made moves to consolidate his financial assets and was making plans with his old Canadian college-mate to move his family abroad. Was it a simple career move or something more?
Bella Emmanualle, his only child, is now part of ‘Oasis Security’, a high-tech first of its kind collaboration between Africa Union and Western Intelligence services. Under the mentorship of security agents from Canada and the European Union, Oasis works to investigate high profile crimes and thwart terrorist activities in the continent.
In her own right, Bella is a highly competent professional, executing her often perilous duties with poise, efficiency and courage. But her paternal heritage is proving to be both her proverbial fortune and curse. As she continues to handle her assignments, she also gathers clues to her father’s death, obsessively pursuing his killer. The more information she acquires the less clear the picture is. One question develops in her mind that gives her unending frustration; Was her father killed by terrorists or was he a terrorist himself?
Aiding Bella in her quest is security agent Jamey Maxwell of the South African Security Services–a disgraced former
undercover agent who, after a recent scandalous assignment in the Middle East was put through an intensive clean-up and re-training in Pretoria. Jamey is sent back in the field to Oasis in Cape Town to redeem himself and to employ his superior knowledge of jihadist operations. He has his own secrets haunting him though, Jamey’s past will soon catch up with him–this time will he stay or will he run as he has so many times in the past?
Sharply evoking global politics, terrorist threats, race, class and culture clashes,’Oasis’weaves a tangled web of
blackmail, murder, passion, and more. It is jam-packed with outsized characters, shifting relationships, story twists and turns, reversals, betrayals, danger, daring rescues–as well as a tentative romance between our two main characters, both ill at ease with vulnerability and emotional trust. Red herrings abound and a breathtaking cliffhanger at the end of season one is bound to keep audiences guessing, interested, entertained and wanting more.