They say life begins at 40, but for Tina Hlatshwayo, life begins at 49, a year into widowhood – and with a much younger, very hot new lover. But how will her family and friends react to her newfound groove?
That’s the premise of Grown Woman, the risqué new dramedy premiering on 1Magic on 3 February 2023 at 21:30.
Produced by Red Pepper Pictures, the series stars award-winning and celebrated Linda Sokhulu (Housekeepers, Umkhokha) as Tina. Joining her are Bohang Moeko (Ring of Lies, The Queen); Sandile Mahlangu (Isithembiso, Noughts and Crosses); Bahumi Mhlongo (Living the Dream with Somizi, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story); Nandi Nyembe (Isibaya, Reyka); and Hlubi Mboya (It’s Complicated).
“Friday nights on 1Magic have become the home of edgy, boundary-pushing shows about women taking charge of their lives and narratives. We’re excited to keep this genre going and to push it forward with the premiere of Grown Woman, and we can’t wait for our audiences to engage with it,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
After the death of her husband Sbu, Tina – known to many as ‘Mrs H’ – has to learn a new way of living not just for her two children (Sakhile, played by Mahlangu, and Noxee, played by Mhlongo), but for herself.
Having been married for 25 years, she spent all her time balancing work and home, but with the children grown and her husband gone, it’s time for her to look inwards and figure out who she is and what makes her happy.
On this new journey, she encounters a handsome, much younger man, Rakwena (fondly known as ‘Ra’, and played by Moeko), who helps her rediscover herself and brings about a much-needed sexual awakening. How will her loved ones react to her changing lifestyle?
Grown Woman is the story of self-rediscovery, but it’s also the story of family, love, grief, and adventure. Don’t miss the series when it premieres on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) on 3 February 2023 at 21:30. We’re keeping things saucy on Friday nights.