Mzansi Magic announces the end of telenovela DiepCity

Diepcity to end after Season 2

Local 19 August 2022

Mzansi Magic announces that telenovela DiepCity will end in March 2023

Diepcity to end after Season 2

Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) reveals that award-winning telenovela DiepCity will end after two seasons. The final episode will air on Friday 3 March 2023, which concludes the telenovela on a triumphant 240-episode run.

As Mzansi Magic continues to keep up with the ever-evolving tastes and viewing patterns of audiences, the channel and business will maintain a working relationship with the production company behind DiepCity, Black Brain Pictures. Other past collaborations with Black Brain include drama shows Vula Vala and Lockdown.

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Diepcity Thandiwe And Nox

The end of the road for DiepCity

DiepCity is acclaimed by audiences, and described by critics as heartbreaking, irreverent and riveting. The expansive DiepCity is set in the Johannesburg township of Diepsloot, and it follows the residents as they walk the line between poverty and prosperity, legality and crime, and the impact which their decisions have on them and their loved ones.

The cast includes both celebrated actors and up-and-comers: Nozuko Ncayiyane as Nox, Mduduzi Mabaso as Mgedeza, and Dawn Thandeka King as Thandiwe are just some of the actors who have graced the show.


DiepCity was a massive winner at the 2021 Royalty Soapie Awards, taking home seven gongs, including Outstanding Daily Drama, just months after its premiere. It has been nominated for 10 South African Film and Television Awards this year, with the ceremony taking place next month. The telenovela has also consistently earned praise for its stunning cinematography and incredible soundtrack.

Since its debut in April 2021, DiepCity has added colour, life and heart to Mzansi Magic, and it has continued to give us dynamic and enthralling storylines. “We would like to thank the production, cast and crew for their commitment to the series, dedication to their craft and consistent hard work,” says Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net Shirley Adonisi.

Watch DiepCity Season 2, Mondays to Fridays on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and on Catch Up.

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