After gripping viewers with compelling and emotionally resonant plots, M-Net would like to announce it will bid farewell to its beloved telenovela, Mzansi Magic’s Gomora. The series reaches its conclusion in October 2023 as M-Net strives to keep abreast of changing consumer viewership preferences.
The show, which broke viewership records just a month after it premiered on the channel almost three years ago, will air its final season to conclude its storylines – with Gomora season 4 premiering on 24 April at 19:30 and its final episode on 20 October 2023.
M-Net maintains a fruitful working relationship with Seriti Films, the production house behind Gomora.
"We are committed to bringing the best content to our viewers and, as such, we have to be responsive to their changing needs and preferences," says Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net. “This means that we have to bid farewell to beloved shows like Gomora, but we are excited to bring you new, fresh and exciting content.”
To ensure viewers stay engaged, the shortened telenovela season will feature even higher stakes and more suspenseful plots.
"It's been an incredible three years since Gomora first aired on Mzansi Magic,” adds Adonisi. “The show has captivated audiences across the country and we are proud to be [a] part of its legacy. We thank the cast and crew of Gomora for their incredible work and dedication.”
Seriti Films' Gomora (whose other acclaimed Mzansi Magic shows include The Herd and The Imposter) has comfortably occupied a primetime weekday slot on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) since its premiere in March 2020.
“Gomora has always been a show that transcended the screen," says Leanne Khumalo, the show’s executive producer. “These characters and stories will live in the hearts and homes of many people for years to come. [It is] a truly memorable show which we will look back on with a sense of fulfilment, knowing we brought light to these important stories
“Gomora has been an incredible journey, paved with many special milestones and memories. When we started this show, we were on the brink of lockdown. The crew and cast formed a special bond during this time. Gomora grew into a family and this power dynamic was shared and experienced on screen."
For its fourth and final season, fans of the telenovela can expect intense action and an emotional rollercoaster. The young people of Gomora spiral out of control, from self-inflicted pain, and generational pain. Also, this is as Sonto’s (Connie Chiume) world is rocked and she grapples with her emotions post the killing. The absence of Mazet (Siphesihle Ndaba) and Thathi (Katlego Danke) turns the Molefe household upside down throughout the season and Sonto moves from one desperate act to even more dangerous decisions.
At the Zondo household, after surviving the accident, Sibongile (Nandipha Khubone) gave birth to her and Scara’s (Wonder Ndlovu) baby. Sibongile, unsure whether she can care for her child, makes a premature decision that will have long-term consequences. But as Zodwa (Sannah Mchunu) plans her and Bongani's (Thulani Mtsweni) big day, the joyful, long overdue occasion may just be what the family needs to finally come together.
Meanwhile, Nkosinathi (Fezile Makhanya) finds himself in one unfortunate financial situation after another at Zodwa and Bongani's wedding, a moment of weakness will either make or break his relationship with Gladys (Thembi Seete).
To ensure fans of the show have something to look forward to, Mzansi Magic is committed to finding a suitable alternative to Gomora which will be announced in due course.
Catch the final season of Gomora on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161, weekdays at 19:30.