Thursday, October 11, 2012

M-Net cancels Jacob's Cross after six seasons; 'it's sad to say goodbye but the time has come to finish the story of the Abayomi's and the Makhubu's'.

M-Net is done with Jacob's Cross, cancelling the locally produced drama starring Hlomla Dandala which started in January 2007 on M-Net Series and M-Net and has since been sold to SABC2 as well and was seen on the Mzansi Magic channel in South Africa.

Jacob's Cross about the African oil tycoon Jacob Makhuba Abayoni and created by The Bomb Shelter production company, has since been repurposed as a drama for M-Net's AfricaMagic channels, will bow out with the sixth season which starts next week.

"It's always sad to say goodbye to a sensational series like this, characters this vivid and memorable, but the time has come to finish the story of Abayomi's and the Makhubu's, their friends and partners," says Biola Alabi, the managing director of M-Net Africa.

"We're comfortable it is the right time for this polished and well-told story to conclude, and while we will miss them, it is time for new stories and new characters. But you can bet that Jacob's Cross will have some twists and turns before the final credits are played, so keep watching."

The final season of Jacob's Cross will feature the Nigerian musician Banky W as a guest star.