So I was watching the first season of Murder in the First this morning, and while it wasn’t the best cop show I have seen (which in no way means the show isn’t good), it made me ask myself what it would be like to have a show like this about a Nigerian city.
It was while i was doing this i remembered that news was circulating a few months ago about a ‘CSI-like’ series coming soon. I was really looking forward to seeing the trailer, and now that wait is over.
Asake Productions has released the first trailer for its upcoming series, Special Crimes Unit (Lasgidi Cops), which features A-List Nollywood stars, including Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Kehinde Bankole and Ekpenyong Bassey.
Created by Yemisi Wada, Special Crimes Unit (Lasgidi Cops) is the story of a Special Crimes unit put together by Chief Persecutor; Ore Fadeyi (Bimbo Akintola), to battle a shadow organisation whose ultimate goal is to take over the government of the state; Lagos state.
The series also stars Femi Branch, Wole Ojo, Adesua Etomi, Kelechi Udgebe and Olumide Oworu.
The trailer looks good, but it didn’t do enough to convince me to want to see the series when it starts airing. That said, as I earlier stated, I’ve wanted to see a Nigerian cop series for a while, so I’ll be keeping my ears to the ground for this one.
Special Crimes Unit (Lasgidi Cops), is expected to air on TV stations across Africa, Europe and North America, as well as on online and mobile platforms.
You can watch the trailer below.