M-Net telenovela Legacy to end after season 2

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  • M-Net has announced that the local telenovela Legacy will end after season 2.
  • Filming of the season will conclude in February 2022, with the show airing on screens until September.
  • "While Legacy is a popular show, our M-Net 101 customers have indicated that they now want more limited series rather than long-running telenovelas," says Nomsa Philiso, Executive Head: Programming, MultiChoice Group.

M-Net announced on Wednesday that its local telenovela Legacy will end after a two-year run.

Tshedza – the production house for Legacy – will conclude the shooting of the second season in February 2022. However, the show will air until September 2022. 

Our viewership surveys guide us to adapt our content to the evolving needs of our customers. While Legacy is a popular show, our M-Net 101 customers have indicated that they now want more limited series rather than long-running telenovelas. The success of our local strategy depends on how well we tune into what our customers would like to see on their screens.
- Nomsa Philiso, Executive Head: Programming, MultiChoice Group.

She added that M-Net and Tshedza are aligned on the change in strategic direction and will manage the impact on cast and crew. The companies have a long-standing working relationship and will continue collaborating on projects such as the award-winning The River, which has just been renewed for season 5.

"Working with M-Net channel 101 has always been a dream for us as a company, and we thank the channel for their incredible support and encouragement in bringing Legacy to life. All our writers, crew members and actors have poured their hearts and souls into this project. We applaud MultiChoice Group for continuing to support local content and look forward to working on other exciting projects in future," says Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, co-owners of Tshedza Productions.

Legacy is set in the fast-lane world of investment billionaires and centres on the Price family. At heart, it is a story about a family at war with itself. The star-studded cast includes Kgomotso Christopher, Michelle Botes, Mary-anne Barlow, Siyabonga Thwala, Neil McCarthy and more.

Legacy airs Monday - Thursday at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv 101).

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