The River to end after Season 6

Local 06 February 2023

1Magic’s game-changing and award-winning telenovela, The River bows out on a high after Season 6

The River to end after Season 6

The sixth and final season of The River premiers on Monday, 6 February at 20:00 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103). Set in the colourful and fictional mining town of Refilwe, the acclaimed telenovela follows the lives of the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, two families from different backgrounds that are brought together by secrets and tragedy. Don’t miss the unforgettable finale.

Watch The River Season 6, weekdays on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 20:00 and on Catch Up.

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The end of an era

Over the years, The River has given top names a platform to shine while unearthing new talent. The flagship telenovela launched in 2018 and made an impact beyond our borders. The River was adapted in several African countries, including Nigeria and Angola.

With several impressive milestones – from clean sweeps at prestigious awards shows to over 1200 episodes aired – the Tshedza Pictures telenovela has been a game changer in South African television. The show has scooped 26 SAFTAs out of 31 nominations, and with one 47th International Emmy Award nomination to its name, it still remains the most-awarded telenovela in South Africa.

“At M-Net Local Entertainment Channels we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the cast and crew of The River for a memorable five years. Their hard work, dedication and brilliance have led to the telenovela’s success. The final season is going to be the show’s most epic one yet. The drama will be bigger and better, setting the stage for the ultimate finale,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Tshedza Pictures maintains a strong relationship with M-Net Local Entertainment Channels. The award-winning production house’s other credits include the newly premiered Gqeberha: The Empire on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161), the first telenovela filmed in the Eastern Cape.

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