High End Drama Series

Closing date 31/08/2022

Episodes: 13 x 48 min

Audience: Premium-  Maisha Magic Plus, Primary: 16-45 Age group

Language: An organic mixture of Kenyan Swahili 85% and English (15 %)

Editorial Guide: 

What ‘High End Drama’ means to the Maisha Magic Plus audience is a sensory experience evoking a range of emotional responses from laughter and sadness to anger, empathy and curiosity.  It is of an exceptional production quality and pushes the boundaries of visual and visceral story-telling.

The Maisha Magic audience consumes BOTH    Local and International content yet they want to see their stories told in an authentic and realistic manner with high Production values. The characters in the world of the story should reflect the audience’s lived experiences but can be larger than life safely providing a voyeuristic viewer experience. The Maisha Magic audience would be intrigued by:


  1. Emotionally sweeping and engaging family drama capturing the typical family struggle as sparked by economic pressures, finances, children, extended family and infidelity.


  1.  A high octane fast paced relationship drama.

 Built on a web of lies, money, insecurity and societal pressure, Crimes of passion are making headlines more than ever before.The dating and relationship scene in Kenya can only be described as a dangerous affair when both parties push each other to breaking point.

Original concepts should be reflective of our audience’s daily lives and experiences while taking an exciting new angle with well plotted storylines and rounded characters. Concepts should be over-arching and not stand-alone episodes with a definitive ending. The tone should be edgy, gripping and entertaining. The story-lines and pace must have nail-biting tension that will keep the audience glued to the TV screen.

Creative Requirements:

  • Must bring a rich understanding of the genre, adhering to the required pace and structure of story-telling.

Submission Requirements:

  • Brief synopsis of the concept and series including a Controlling Idea,
  • Dramatic Question, Premise, Logline
  • A statement of intent – why is this series / story important? Why (do you think it) should it be produced?
  • A clear and powerful world of the story.
  • Character biographies for the main characters including their traits, goals, needs and flaws as well an indication of relationships.
  • Characters references either visual or written are welcome
  • A summary of the main characters arcs/journeys
  • Episode summaries for 13 episodes and Series structure
  • Proposals should be no longer that 25 pages.
  • Full script/treatment of first episode.

A pilot of the story


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