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In September 2023, Multichoice confirmed that its hit series, Shaka iLembe, will be coming back for season 2 following its epic success of season 1. Shooting began and here’s everything you should know.

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Shaka iLembe Season 2

With the new season shooting currently underway, Multichoice hinted that the film will air sometime in early 2025. The actual release date will be announced before the end of this year which is what many viewers are eager to know.

Season 1 was a huge success, debuting at over 3,6 million viewers on its first episode, making it Dstv’s highest-ever record for a single episode of scripted content, boosting total audience across all its platforms.

Multichoice Media Briefing

Speaking on the decision to renew the series, MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso was appreciative of the support that SHAKA ILEMBE has gained. “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.”

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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.”

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Produced for MultiChoice by the award-winning Bomb Productions, SHAKA ILEMBE introduced viewers to the Zulu, Mthethwa, Qwabe, Ndwandwe, Elangeni, and Hlubi, with characters from the vast storyline quickly becoming household names. The bold Queen Nandi, young Prince Shaka, influential Princess Mkabayi, fearsome Zwide, mysterious Queen Ntombazi, loyal Ngomane, honorable Dingiswayo, and many more in a story that brimmed with love, war, loss, betrayal, sacrifice, and triumph.

Season 2 promises to unveil a new chapter of SHAKA ILEMBE, with new stars, characters, and plotlines delivered with the same polish as season 1, with the stellar cast led by Nomzamo Mbatha, and the vast crew of the show having already laid out a foundation on which the epic story can be further expanded.

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