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Prince Grootboom as Jacob in "Fatal Seduction"

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This is a character guide for Netflix’s “Fatal Seduction” with character descriptions, names of actors, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images are changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or recurring role. 

General Information

Network(s) Netflix
Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Created By Steven Pillemer
Based On “Dark Desire” by Nayura Aragón Herranz and Leticia López Margalli
First Aired July 7, 2023
Executive Produced By Robbie Thorpe
Showrunner(s) Steven Pillemer


A married woman, Nandi, goes on a weekend trip away from home, where she meets a handsome stranger. While sparks and lust take over Nandi’s better judgment, the trip ends in a violent tragedy with the death of Nandi’s friend. Nandi isn’t sure who to trust, as her closest loved ones all have secrets to keep that prevent Nandi from discovering who committed the murder and why.

Notable Locations & Items

  • The majority of “Fatal Seduction” was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.

Other Noteworthy Information

  • A portion of “Fatal Seduction” is spoken in Zulu, a common language in South Africa.
  • “Fatal Seduction” is based on “Dark Desire,” a Mexican erotic thriller that premiered in 2020. With a reported 35 million viewers in a month, it was the most-watched non-English title on Netflix.

Episode Listing

Notable Episodes

  • Mister Wrong, Caned, The Truth Shall Break You, One More Lie, Outplayed

Season 1

Episode Number and Title
Episode 1: Mister Wrong Episode 2: Through the Wound Episode 3: Committed
Episode 4: Who is Jacob Tau? Episode 5: Denial Episode 6: Caned
Episode 7: The Truth Shall Break You Episode 8: Psychopath Episode 9: Nothing Is as It Seems
Episode 10: Confrontation Episode 11: Sins of the Past Episode 12: My Brother’s Keeper
Episode 13: One More Lie Episode 14: Outplayed

Nandi (Kgomotso Christopher)

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Kgomotso Christopher as Nandi in “Fatal Seduction”

Nandi is a college professor and a frustrated wife. After suffering a miscarriage, Nandi and her husband haven’t been intimate or had any loving connection.  Nandi is tempted by another man and sleeps with him, but she is quickly entrapped in a web of lies and violence afterwards.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1. “Mister Wrong”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Scandal!” and “Legacy.”

Leonard (Thapelo Mokoena)

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Thapelo Mokoena as Leonard in “Fatal Seduction”

Leonard is Nandi’s husband and a judge who, at one point, made a legal choice that haunts him to this day. Leonard can be a cold and distant father and husband, but he still loves his family and will do whatever he can to protect them.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “Mister Wrong”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Pulse” and “Between Friends: Ithala”

Jacob (Prince Grootboom)

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Prince Grootboom as Jacob in “Fatal Seduction”

Jacob is a young, handsome, and mysterious man who immediately attracts Nandi, and the two have an affair. Jacob’s secret agenda may be to get revenge on Leonard for sending Jacob’s father to prison, but he also develops a strong love for Nandi.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “Mister Wrong”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “1802: Love Defies Time.”

Zinhle (Ngelekanyo Ramulondi)

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Ngelekanyo Ramulondi as Zinhle in “Fatal Seduction”

Zinhle is the daughter of Nandi and Leonard. She’s an astute student who loves her parents, but when it comes to love, Zinhle can be a tad clueless and starts sharing with an anonymous stranger over her phone.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “Mister Wrong”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Noughts + Crosses”

Vuyo (Nathaniel Ramabulana)

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Nathaniel Ramabulana as Vuyo in “Fatal Seduction”

Vuyo is Leonard’s brother and a retired cop. Vuyo was in love with Brenda and is investigating who possibly killed her. Tensions between Vuyo and Nandi rise when he discovers that she’s cheating on his brother.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “Mister Wrong”
  • Vuyo walks with a cane after being shot during a past investigation.
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Warrior.”

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