Mr Nel, who plays his namesake Prosecutor ‘Bulldog’ Nel, shot to fame in ‘Gerrie Nel and the Pistorius trial’ in which he stunned audiences cross-examining Oscar Pistorius for four days trying to determine the exact location of a fan.
After many months on our screens, the series finale – which was a two episode cliffhanger – saw the athlete sent down for culpable homicide, and not murder charge Nel was looking for. This led to speculation among fans that a second series was in the pipeline, a rumour confirmed today in a South African court.
“I’m really happy we are able to bring this continuing drama to the world’s television screens,” Nel said excitedly.
“I’ve worked hard to stay in character since the last season, from cross-examining snooker players to see if they meant to take a certain shot through to constantly referring to my wife as M’lady.”
Critics have welcomed the announcement but say they hope the series keeps its level of reality. One reviewer said: “if it ends with a rich, famous, white guy being found guilty of murder then that may be stretching artistic license to its limit.”
The new series “Gerrie Nel: The Appeal” should be on our screens in the new year and released as part of a two series boxset in time for next Christmas.