M-Net and DStv bringing us all the magic this March with a Pretty Deadly Pop-Up Channel dedicated to the smart, strong and sassy women in action movies.
Viewers can look forward to two weeks of amazing female characters as they kick, punch, and shoot their way around our TV screens.
It’s Women’s History Month
The launch of the channel coincides with the celebration of women’s contributions throughout history and in contemporary society, as March is proclaimed Women’s History Month.
“The action movie genre has traditionally been dominated by men. But progress has been made over the years, as more and more women are now at the forefront of their own action films, and we love to see that at M-Net. That’s why we’ve brought together the best action movie heroines on a dedicated channel to celebrate them,” says Director of M-Net Channels Jan du Plessis.
The DStv Pop-Up Channel
The pop-up channel consists of an incredible collection of heroine action movies that pack a big punch. Viewers can expect to see all the powerful leading women from Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde to Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy, Zoe Saldana’s Colombiana, and Angelina Jolie’s Salt.
The channel will run from late morning to midnight every day and the movies will be scheduled according to various themes.
Friday’s will be a celebration of the pretty deadly women who are well-trained assassins and undercover agents. Don’t miss out on Charlie’s Angels, Colombiana, Anna, and Atomic Blonde on the day of the launch.
Saturdays, we will see the spotlight shine on all the Sheroes. They are the super-powered women who put their life on the line to save the world, as well as the brave ordinary women who will do everything they can to protect their families and find justice for their loved ones. Some of the movies that viewers can expect are Captain Marvel, Alita: Battle Angel, Catwoman, Kidnap, Break In, and The Hunger Games.
Then on Sunday’s on the Pretty Deadly Pop-Up Channel viewers will see Charlize Theron measure against Angelina Jolie.
Other themes to watch for are:
- Fantasy on Mondays;
- Heroes and crime on Tuesdays;
- Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy on Wednesdays;
- and Survival/Sci-fi on Thursdays.
The kicka** Pretty Deadly Pop-Up Channel will be available to DStv Premium customers, however, DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access subscribers can also access the pop-up channel through the Add Movies offering.
The channel will air on DStv Channel 111 from Friday, 19 March, at 10:30 and end on Sunday, 4 April, shortly after midnight.
All movies will be made available on DStv CatchUp until Tuesday, 4 May.