Treknet is a sitcom set in the world of a small fishing community produced by Penguin Films for kykNET. The comedy is based on the popular comic strip of the same name. The strip was created by Gavin Thomson and Dave Gomersall and has been running for about 10 years. Treknet is about Boet Pieterse (Jody Abrahams) and John Smith (Leon Kruger) who are friends and fishermen. They live together in Kalk Bay in a little fisherman’s house that belongs to Boet and fish every day to sustain their lazy lifestyle. A collection of zany supporting characters make up this group of residents in the small fishing community. Mr Williams (Ivan Abrahams) and Mrs Williams (June van Merch) are Boet and John’s elderly, nosy neighbours. Sannie (Erica Wessels) and Annie (Lee-Ann Van Rooi) own the local fish and chips take-away called BAKSPAT. Sannie is hopelessly in love with John who can never pluck up the courage to commit and Annie continually swats away Boet’s attempts at romancing her. Wiseman Sithole, (Mbulelo Grootman) and Oortjies (Alfredo Joseph) complete the quirky group of characters who will entertain you, reminding you that sometimes the ‘simpler’ life is not so simple after all!
The series was written by Leon Kruger and directed by Shirley Ellis. Director of Photography was Annalet Steenkamp.