Eish, another Telenovela is coming to an end. It seems like DSTV subscribers will be left with only new shows as The River has also been canceled.
M-Net has finally confirmed industry rumours that the Tshedza Pictures-produced telenovela which airs on M-1Magic Net’s (DStv 103) channel, will end with the upcoming sixth season, which starts on February 6.
In a statement seen by SurgeZirc SA Mnet said: “1Magic’s The River is coming to an end with its upcoming sixth season”.
“At M-Net local entertainment channels we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the cast and crew of The River for a memorable five years,” says Shirley Adonisi, M-Net director for local entertainment channels.
“Their hard work, dedication and brilliance have led to the telenovela’s success. The final season is going to be the show’s most epic one yet. The drama will be bigger and better, setting the stage for the ultimate finale.”
Showrunner Phathu Makwarela says: “When we created The River seven years ago, we knew that we wanted to tell a story that will have a definite ending. Now on its sixth season, we feel the time is right to bring the story of these beloved characters to an end, on our own terms and when viewers still treasure the show.
“As the saying goes, ‘A good dancer always knows when to leave the stage’, and now it’s that time for The River.”