The home of local Mzansi Magic continues its winning streak in offering viewers the very best in local content, as it announces its intriguing newest telenovela.
The 130 episode My Brother’s Keeper will premiere on DStv Channel 161 on Monday 23 October at 19:30 and it replaces the award-winning Gomora, which comes to an end in its fourth season.
The multitalented and star-studded cast of My Brother’s Keeper includes Wiseman Mncube (Shaka iLembe, The Wife); Zola Nombona (Lockdown); S’dumo Mtshali (Isibaya, Blood Psalms); Lindani Nkosi (Housekeepers, Adulting); Nelisa Mchunu (Isibaya, Isithembiso, Isifiso); and Rosemary Zimu (Thato ya Modimo).
“We have always offered our viewers the best in local entertainment in a variety of genres, and with the upcoming premiere of My Brother’s Keeper, we’re pleased to bring another well-written and expertly produced series to our DStv Compact viewers,” said Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
“Telenovelas are a much-loved genre, and we look forward to growing our impressive and versatile content slate with a show that is sure to keep us all intrigued and entertained.”
Produced by Rhythm World – the team behind the hit telenovela Umkhokha – My Brother’s Keeper is the tale of a family drawn into a deadly succession battle of its own making.
It tells the story of Nqubeko, played by Wiseman Mncube, the headstrong and overambitious son of a mistress who is tired of being side-lined by his father. Nqubeko decides to break the rules of ‘ukungena’ by going after his brother’s widow, Fakazile (played by Zola Nombona), the woman who holds the controlling power to the Shabalala family empire.
But Nqubeko’s mad quest for power and need for his father’s approval puts him on a collision course with his four half-brothers, threatening to tear down the Shabalalas and their future. Who will emerge victorious and who will be casualties?
A story about the corrupting nature of greed, My Brother’s Keeper also stars Vuyiseka Cawe, Hlengiwe Lushaba-Madlala, Nkanyiso Mchunu, Sparky Xulu, Raphael Griffiths and Nthabiseng Kgosana.
Tune into My Brother’s Keeper when it premieres on Mzansi Magic (Channel 161 on DStv Premium and DStv Compact), Monday 23 October at 19:30. Episodes will also be available to watch on DStv Stream.