Ever looked at your preacher and wondered what life was like for their loved ones, more especially their grown children? Well, wonder no more. On Friday, 28 August at 7PM, Vuzu AMP (DStv channel 114) launches a brand new, eight-part series, titled Preachers’ Kids (PKs).
The series profiles a group of young people trying to carve out their own paths in the world, but whose choices and values may be influenced by their parents’ central role in the community. See their journeys and stories of how being a preacher’s kid has motivated some individuals, whilst hindered others.
From two very different sisters, to a trio of brothers following in their famous father’s musical footsteps, the show offers a glimpse into the hopes, ambitions and realities of PKs. Look out for the episode which features a popular young man, who desires a showbiz career but who also feels that he has a calling to possibly be a pastor and needs to make a decision. There’s also the story about a young woman, whose life in the city contrasts with the one she lives when she visits her hometown. Whilst preachers may well be referenced in the show’s name, it is their children whose stories are firmly at the centre of the show.
Honest and bold, the PKs talk openly about their worlds, sharing the lessons they have learned, the lifestyles they have embraced, and their personal journeys to ultimately define their own futures. Interesting, informative viewing, Preachers’ Kids will provide a closer look into the lives of some young South Africans who ultimately live under society’s watchful eye, while dealing with many of the same pressures as their peers. Questions of how to earn a living, to balance family and individual responsibilities, and how to explore their worlds while staying true to their roots, are all probed.
M-Net Local Interest’s Head of Reality, Sphumelele Sibeko commented on the thinking behind the concept, “Widespread preconceptions exist around preachers’ kids, so the show seeks to uncover cultural nuances among these individuals. We highlight their truths and expose the many layers of their complex, yet very entertaining worlds.