Characterts from Rockville.

Mzansi Magic viewers around the country have been yearning the return of the renowned high stakes drama, Rockville.

Mzansi Magic viewers around the country have been yearning the return of the renowned high stakes drama, Rockville. The wait is finally over, as season four promises higher drama, more action, and twisted plots from Sunday, 10 July.

The famous series, which contrasts the worlds of northern Joburg, with the adrenaline-filled, bustling streets of Soweto, sees popular stars such as Shona Ferguson play JB, Connie Ferguson as Mavis, Gail Mabalane as Vicky, and Boitumelo Thulo as Mpho return for another season alongside other senior cast members. This season also sees new characters debut with Sello Maake Ka-Ncube appear as the new villain, Rolex, and Themba Ndaba as the crooked police officer, Ngema. Another welcome inclusion is Ayanda Thabethe as the sultry temptress, Aliyah.

M-Net’s Head of Drama, Reneilwe Sema commented on what’s in store for viewers, “The theme this season is ‘journeys to redemption’. Mavis tries to redeem broken family bonds, while JB, who has lost everything, is desperate to reconnect with loved ones in the midst of startling historic revelations.”

A first for Rockville, this season also tackles a pertinent socio-economic issue which is currently very topical in South Africa – that of teenagers dating older, married men.

“This season is set apart from previous editions, in that we now have two main villains, whose paths eventually cross – making for some intense clashes,” Sema added.

Rockville season four premieres on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) on Sunday, 10 July at 20:00.

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