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South African Drama Series Secures Renewals On Netflix



African Drama Series Secures Renewals On Netflix

Interesting news for fans of African TV series as African Drama Series secures renewals on Netflix. Netflix recently announced plans to renew three hugely popular South African original series for new seasons to air in 2024. This renewal demonstrates Netflix’s continued commitment to investing and supporting the growth of South African content in the global entertainment landscape.

All three confirmed for renewal are currently beloved by the audiences and have captured the audience’s attention with their compelling story, talented cast, and unique perspectives. These renewals signify Netflix’s recognition of the value and quality of South African productions and its commitment to supporting local talents and creativity.

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Blood & Water: is a captivating teen crime drama series that explores the intertwined lives of two young girls who come from different backgrounds yet find themselves caught up in a complex and puzzling mystery. The series has not only captured the hearts of viewers but has also become a huge hit on Netflix. Its third season claimed the title of the most-watched South African original series on the streaming platform.

The show’s success is a testament to its compelling storytelling, compelling characters, and the way it keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its suspenseful narrative. As fans eagerly await the next instalment of this exciting series, they can look forward to the fourth season, which is scheduled to premiere in the early months of 2024.

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Savage Beauty: A gripping family drama with a dark twist, follows a young woman’s relentless quest for revenge after the tragic death of her mother. In this series, she embarks on a daring mission to infiltrate a powerful and influential family, setting the stage for a risky tale of mystery, power, and betrayal.

The creator of this mesmerizing show is Lebogang Mogashoa, with an excellent cast including, Rosemary Zimu, Dumisani Mbebe, and Nthati Moshesh. The series has already made a significant impression on viewers with its intricate storylines, complex characters, and suspense that simmers beneath every scene.

Netflix’s commitment to showcasing the diverse stories and talents of South Africa is further highlighted by the renewal of Savage Beauty for a second season, scheduled to premiere in 2024.

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Young, Famous & AfricanIs a captivating reality series that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of some of Africa’s most renowned celebrities. This show has garnered acclaim for its authentic representation of African culture and the rich portrayal of the continent’s diversity. Currently, the highly anticipated third season is in the process of being filmed and is slated for a grand premiere later in 2023.

This reality series stands out as a unique and engaging platform that not only celebrates the fame and success of its featured celebrities but also provides insights into the diverse and dynamic cultures that make up the African continent. Viewers have praised the show for its ability to shed light on the diversity of African entertainment and the stories of those who have risen to fame within it.

The renewals of these three series are a promising indication of Netflix’s commitment to supporting South African content. They demonstrate the streaming platform’s commitment to investing in South African storytellers and their stories. It’s an exciting time, and we can’t wait to see what these new seasons will bring to the table.


African Animation ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’ Nominated For Rose d’Or




'Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire' Nominated for Rose d'Or |

The animated series “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” which stars Nigerian actress Kehinde Bankole as Moremi, has been nominated for the prestigious Rose d’Or award. This is cause for celebration. The show is a future, Africa-centric anthology that tackles themes of technological development, extraterrestrial contacts, spirits, and monsters. It is the result of the joint work of animators from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt.

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Bankole announced the wonderful news on social media and congratulated the whole cast and crew for being nominated for a prestigious Rose d’Or award in the Children and Youth category. The event, which is scheduled for November 27, 2023, at King’s Palace in London, is a noteworthy acknowledgement in the field of international entertainment broadcasting and programming.

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With a cast that includes Florence Kasumba, Pearl Thusi, and Nasty C, the Disney+ Original is executive-produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Ramsey and supervising producers Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston.

‘Moremi’ the fifth episode of the 10-part series, is a Yoruba-inspired sci-fi cartoon directed and created by Shofela Coker, one of the notable Nigerian contributors to the series. This episode, which Vanessa Kanu co-wrote, deftly tells the story of a spirit boy named Luo who is stuck in a spooky spirit realm. Moremi, a particle physicist from future Nigeria, saves Luo and helps him recollect his past.

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The captivating, culturally rich story “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” was introduced on Disney+ on July 5, 2023, transporting viewers to a future African setting. The show’s nomination for the Rose d’Or award underscores its impact and recognition within the global entertainment industry.

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Charles Okpaleke’s Play Network Studio Collaborates With Namibia’s Mondija Studios For Upcoming Project





In an effort to tell African stories through cinema, Namibia’s Mondjila Studios and Charles Okpaleke’s Play Network Studios, a Nigerian movie company, have partnered. “The Skeleton Coast” an ambitious project, is intended to be the largest cooperative film production in Africa to date.

Charles Okpaleke, CEO of Play Network Studios, outlined the goals of this partnership, stressing the significance of Africans narrating their own tales and collaborating in bold and creative ways throughout the continent to influence the future. “The Skeleton Coast” is situated against the backdrop of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, which the native bushmen tribes refer to as “The Land God Made in Anger”. The skeletal remnants of more than a thousand shipwrecks can be found throughout this unusual coastal region creating a hauntingly beautiful yet otherworldly landscape.

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The project aims to be the pinnacle of African filmmaking’s cross-continental collaboration. This enormous project is being directed by the well-known Robert Peter, who has assembled a group of gifted performers from Hollywood and all around Africa. The cast features some notable actors and actresses, including Namibian Tjuna Daringo, Ghanaian Mawuli Gavor, South African Cindy Mahlangu, Nigerian Damilola Adegbite and South African Thaepelo Mokoena. American actor Eric Roberts, who is nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, joins the star-studded cast.

“The Skeleton Coast” is expected to be a showcase for the potency of African storytelling as well as a symphony of artistic brilliance and international cooperation. This project intends to highlight the rich history, alluring scenery, and varied skills that Africa has to offer with significant investments.

By presenting “The Skeleton Coast” Play Network Studios and Mondjila Studios hope to embrace the diversity of the continent and promote a bright future for African filmmaking by bringing real African stories to the global audience. This partnership highlights the increasing momentum in African cinema, which emphasises originality and inventiveness that appeals to a wide range of viewers.

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RMD Stars In South African Netflix Movie “Magenta Coal”



RMD Stars In South African Netflix Movie "Magenta Coal" |

Nollywood actor, RMD is set to star in the South African movie “Magenta Coal“, which will be available for streaming on Netflix.

While his specific role in the film is not made clear yet, expectations are high due to his recent performance in another Netflix movie titled “The Black Book“, where he played Paul Edima, seeking revenge for his son’s death.

“Magenta Coal” revolves around a wealthy mining family that controls the largest coal mine in South Africa. The plot takes a dramatic turn when Matilda, the wife of the mining magnate, becomes consumed with a desire for wealth and securing the family’s succession.

This new movie is expected to be a drama series, scheduled to start streaming on October 27, 2023, following Netflix’s recent addition to its content.

The movie cast includes actors such as Connie Chiume, Vusi Kunene, Hamilton Dlamini, Ntando Duma, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Senzo Radebe, Jack Devnarain, Cedric Fourie, Celeste Khumalo, Omuhle Gela.

Additionally, “Bae Beyond Borders” is a dating reality show that follows the journeys of four South African women in their quest for love. They are open to finding love with Nigerian men and ultimately marrying them.

The show features participants Malibongwe Gumede, Nande Ramcwana, Vuvu Maseti, and Zezethu Mniki, who have the task of choosing from a group of 12 Nigerian bachelors from diverse backgrounds. They will engage in online speed dating and collectively select eight men who impress them the most before proceeding to Nigeria to meet them in person.

Stay tuned for this exciting view that is about to come your way; it will surely blow your mind, whether you are a movie lover or not.

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