Roomies: Five friends, no benefits. What Next?

02 May 2023
Exploring platonic living: Can five friends share a home without romance? Tune in to see the circle's ups and downs.
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How does Naledi (Felicia Mlangeni), a young chef with her life planned out, handle a crossroads in love and career? During her interview as a sous chef at one of Joburg's top restaurants, she learns that her long-term boyfriend is not just visiting home, but has married his high school sweetheart and is forcing her out of the flat they shared. As a result, she fails her interview and a broke Naledi seeks the comfort of her bestie Tsholo (Nomalanga Shozi). The pair move into a loft with three guy friends who have their lives figured out as much as Naledi and Tsholo do. So, what could go wrong?

Follow her journey as she navigates her career, love life and frienships in the new series, Roomies, which starts on Thursday, 4 May on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103).

Also joining the exciting cast is the multi-faceted actress Nomalanga Shozi, Mbasa Msongelo (Grootboom & Sons) and Ishmauel Songo (Lingashoni) who will bring the show’s distinct humour to life, alongside a well-known and loved supporting cast who will make appearances on the show like award-winning actress Zola Nombona, veteran actor Siphiwe Mtshali and multi-talented actress Zama Ngcobo.

Roomies showcases the underlying humour that comes with trying to achieve some of the so-called realistic and unrealistic milestones of life such as marriage, being healthy, making lifelong friends, and achieving a fulfilling career

Roomies captures real-life experiences viewers can relate to while also providing entertainment to keep them engaged and wanting more. We believe this show will be a valuable addition to our content line-up and will be a must-see series," says Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment Channels at M-Net. Roomies will make viewers laugh, cry, and care about the lives of its characters: Naledi, Tsholo, Ntsika, Abza and Themba, who are on their self-discovery journey.  This comedy explores the interpersonal relationships of five millennials trying to navigate adulthood. From being ghosted, sibling relationships, parental hang-ups, partying, making money and being cool, these are all on their minds as they strive to achieve happiness on a day-to-day basis. Roomies will also shine a spotlight on the question that has plagued society for centuries: can men and women be friends and if so, what does that look like?

So mark your calendars – Roomies premieres on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) Thursday 4 May at 20:30. Don’t miss out on this hilarious original dramedy series – it’s sure to be a hit.