After the finale of season one of the highly lauded drama, MultiChoice confirmed that the famous South African series Shaka Ilembe “will be back.”
Shaka Zulu’s genesis tale was told in the first season of Shaka Ilembe. Season two will take up where the first season left off, as he begins his long, prophesied rule, writing himself into history.
When asked about the choice to renew the series, MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso expressed gratitude for the series’ success.
“MultiChoice is really committed to telling the Shaka Ilembe story, and this season 2 announcement confirms our intentions to honour the iconic figure of King Shaka with a continuation of his story on air.”
She goes on to say, “The fact that viewers across South Africa, and indeed the continent, have been so passionately supportive of the show, tuning in to watch weekly, sharing their commentary online, and really engaging with this layered story of the Nguni Kingdoms, has been fantastic. We are now looking forward to bringing season 2 to life.”
The upcoming season offers a new chapter of the series with new characters and plotlines delivered with the same finesse as the first.