Massively popular DSTv show, Shaka iLembe will be back! MultiChoice today confirmed that the standout drama series, which has won fans and rave reviews in abundance, has been commissioned for a second season.
Season 1 of Shaka iLembe captivated audiences with its stunning visuals, exceptional performances, authentic portrayal, and riveting entertainment. It delved into the origin story of the legendary African King, culminating in Shaka’s triumphant return to claim the Zulu throne. Season 2 will continue the narrative as he embarks on his long-awaited reign, etching his name into history.
MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support received by Shaka iLembe, reaffirming the network’s commitment to sharing the story of SHAKA iLEMBE. She stated, “MultiChoice is fully dedicated to recounting the saga of King Shaka, and this announcement of Season 2 underscores our commitment to honoring this iconic figure by continuing his story on the screen.”
Philiso further commented, “The enthusiastic support from viewers across South Africa and the continent has been incredible. Their weekly viewership, online engagement, and profound connection to this multifaceted tale of the Nguni Kingdoms have been phenomenal. We eagerly anticipate bringing Season 2 to life.”
Produced by the acclaimed Bomb Productions for MultiChoice, Shaka iLembe introduced audiences to the Zulu, Mthethwa, Qwabe, Ndwandwe, Elangeni, and Hlubi tribes. Characters from this expansive storyline quickly became household names, including the formidable Queen Nandi, young Prince Shaka, influential Princess Mkabayi, fearsome Zwide, enigmatic Queen Ntombazi, loyal Ngomane, honorable Dingiswayo, and many more. The narrative overflowed with themes of love, warfare, loss, betrayal, sacrifice, and triumph.
Season 2 promises to unveil a new chapter of SHAKA ILEMBE, introducing fresh stars, characters, and plotlines while maintaining the same high-quality production values as Season 1. The stellar cast, led by Nomzamo Mbatha, and the dedicated crew have already established a solid foundation upon which this epic story can be further expanded.
For those eagerly awaiting the opportunity to binge-watch Shaka iLembe, all 12 episodes of Season 1 are now available. Current DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact subscribers can access the Catch-Up service on their decoder or online via DStv Stream. New audiences can also join in by heading to DStv Stream, signing up for the relevant packages (no dish required!), and diving into the series today.