Wednesday, April 4, 2018

M-Net has renewed Isithembiso, produced by The Bomb Shelter, for a 2nd season on Mzansi Magic; says the migrant telenovela's good performance justifies its extension to include episodes on Fridays.

M-Net has renewed its millennial migrant telenovela, Isithembiso, on Mzansi Magic (Dstv 161) at 19:30 for a second season and increased the weekly episodes to include a Friday episode, making it a weekday show from this week, with the first Friday episode on 6 April.

Isithembiso, produced by The Bomb Shelter, will have a second season of 260 episodes that will play out over 5 days a week.

M-Net tells TVwithThinus that Isithembiso has performed well for Mzansi Magic, prompting the renewal as well as justifying the upping of its run from 4 to 5 episodes per week.

"Isithembiso has been well received by audiences in the past 12 months and extending it to 5 days a week, as it goes into the second season was a natural progression," says Reneilwe Sema, M-Net's director of local entertainment channels. "The same was done in the past with The Queen and Isibaya." 

Set in Johannesburg, the second season of Isithembiso will leave rural girl Simi (Nandi Mbatha) devastated while  Zamani (Zamani Mbatha) learns the hard way that love comes at a price. Meanwhile Claudia (Chichi Letswalo) and Kero (Meshack Mavuso Magabane) are determined to claim their power as Palesa's (Tshenolo Seabi) world falls apart.