Wednesday, April 27, 2011
BREAKING. Matchbox to be Mzansi Magic's first local soap opera; channel also working on a telenovella entitled Desire and a drama series.
Mzansi Magic (DStv 107) is working on a brand-new soap opera called Matchbox (working title) and will also be developing a telenovella (a fixed episode soap opera) called Desire (working title) as part of the new black TV channel's new local shows.
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At the end of last year Mzansi Magic said that it will be commissioning several new local shows and was awaiting proposals ranging from a new black soap to a reality show as well as a drama but the channel was flooded with suggestions and needed more time to sift through everything.
Now Mzansi Magic is finalizing a commissioning agreement for Matchbox as its new black soap that will be produced by Puo Pha Productions. Desire from John Kani and produced by Urban Brew will be Mzansi Magic's first foray into the telenovella genre.
Mzansi Magic is working on a pilot episode for what could be its new drama series entitled Station 7 and wants to do a local version of the reality show Extreme Makeover Home Edition for South Africa.