Mzansi Magic has announced that it has cancelled Isithembiso, a South African soap opera created and produced by The Bomb Shelter.
Isithembiso follows the lives of two young people who come to the City of Gold (Johannesburg) in search of not just their fortune, but familial ties, opportunity and education.
“Isithembiso’s” cancellation comes after low viewership numbers. According to ZAlebs, the Mzansi Magic drama had a viewership of just over 500 000, a number that Mzansi Magic was not happy about.
According to Isolezwe, the the drama series will come to an end next year in April. Mzansi Magic channel has not confirmed what will replace it as yet.
The publication received confirmation from one of Bomb Productions executives, Angus Gibson.
“Yes, I can confirm that the current season will not be renewed for further seasons. Viewers can expect memorable storytelling in these remaining six months.”
According to ZAlebs, Isithembiso was competing with another soapie, etv’s Scandal!, which has a viewership of 6 million. These two South African dramas occupied the 7:30pm slot.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.