MultiChoice has confirmed that the standout drama series, which has won fans and rave reviews in abundance, has been commissioned for a second season.
With its rich visuals, excellent performances, respectful authenticity and outstanding entertainment, season 1 of Shaka iLembe showcased the origins story of the legendary African King, culminating with a victorious Shaka returning to take the Zulu throne.
Season 2 will pick up the story as he begins his long prophesised reign, writing himself into history.
MultiChoice is 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. 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, says MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso.
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, honourable Dingiswayo, and many more in a story that brimmed with love, war, loss, betrayal, sacrifice, and triumph.