Local drama series ‘Shaka iLembe‘ will be heading to Showmax in December after making its run on Mzansi Magic. All 12 episodes of Season 1 will be available to binge on Monday, 4 December 2023.
Set in the 1700s, Shaka Ilembe tells the story of the making of the iconic Zulu king aka King Shaka, from his early childhood through to adulthood. The two key actors playing Shaka are the incredibly talented Lemongang Tsipa (adult king) and newcomer Ntando Zondi (boy king).
The series takes viewers on a journey through the making of the iconic African king. With the solid attention to detail, this historical drama offers a perilous tale of a ruler’s rise to power. The creators of Shaka iLembe, billed as the biggest and most expensive South African TV show in prime time, have poured six years of dedication into crafting this homegrown 12-episode masterpiece.
Shaka iLembe production features over 9,000 contributors, 900 crew members, and 250 main and background actors.
As the first season sets the stage for Shaka’s rise to power, viewers are eagerly anticipating the upcoming seasons that will delve deeper into his unification of the Zulu nation and his eventual downfall.
Mzansi Magic has already given green light for Season 2.