Season 2 of Troukoors (Wedding Fever) is now available to binge first on Showmax, with Season 1 premiering on kykNET on Sunday, 15 May 2022 at 8pm.
Troukoors follows three best friends: wedding planner Jessica (Ilse-Lee van Niekerk); her sister Luca (Blyde Smit), a software developer; and her best friend Abi (Fleur du Cap nominee Bianca Flanders), a professional baker.
Season 1 of the hit Showmax Original romcom is up for Best Produced TV Script and Best Script In An Indigenous Language at The Writers Guild of South Africa Muse Awards, taking place on 21 May 2022.
Season 2 starts with Jessica still together with tasty chef Liam (Christiaan Schoombie); Luca trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with fantasy writer Stefan (Evan Hengst); and Abi on a sex fast we all know is going to be short-lived…
Early reviews are glowing. “You will feel a bit like someone dropped you in glitter when you watch this season,” says tvplus editor Lucia Poolman (you’ll get the reference when you watch the show). “It’s the perfect after party for Season 1, with everything coming together like a beautifully layered wedding cake: light, but substantial enough to fill you up; sweet with an unexpected zing in the twists that leaves a lingering aftertaste. You will wish there was more, even though the ending is spot-on.”
“Troukoors season two offers most of the same as the first season, but you don’t necessarily want it any other way,” says Channel24’s Gabi Zietsman. “It’s the best of soapies and romcoms smashed into one and will continue to ignite any dormant romantic synapses. But beyond the romance, you’ll also stay tuned for the sisterly bonds forged alongside life’s messy road to self-discovery.”
Troukoors was created by SAFTA winner Louis Pretorius and SAFTA nominee Albert Snyman of Infinity Films (Die Boekklub, Fynskrif), with regular collaborator Nina Swart directing.
They’ve assembled an all-star cast, which includes 2021 SAFTA winner and 2022 KKNK Kanna Award winner Tinarie van Wyk Loots (Fynskrif) as Jessica’s boss, Catherine; Huisgenoot Tempo Award winner Armand Aucamp (Die Boekklub) as Dawid, her ex boyfriend and fellow event planner; SAFTA nominee Monique Rockman (Gaia, Nommer 37) as Yolandie, a waitress at Jakes; and 2022 Kanna nominee Edwin van der Walt (Wonderlus) as one of Liam’s friends.
Season 2 adds even more star power. Marlo Minnaar plays Hugo, a maths tutor who catches Abi’s eye. After getting his break on screen from Louis and Albert on Die Boland Moorde, Marlo recently won Best Actor: Short Film at the 2022 Silwerskerm Film Festival for Aan/Af and was up for Best Actor at the 2022 Kanna Awards for Die Halwe Huis.
SAFTA winner Ilse Klink plays Patricia, Abi’s mom and Karel’s ex-wife. Karel is played by SAFTA winner Kevin Smith, who also played her husband in the Cape Flats neo noir Skemerdans. A psychologist, Patricia is refreshingly supportive of Karel’s upcoming wedding to Nathan (Melt Sieberhagen).
2022 Fleur du Cap winner David Viviers (Tali’s Baby Diary, Kanarie) plays Justin, a game designer working with Luca on Stefan’s game.
2021 SAFTA winner, 2022 Silwerskerm Best Actress: Short Film and 2022 Kanna Awards nominee Carla Smith (Tydelik Terminaal, Skyn) plays Lexi, Liam’s assistant chef, who he thinks needs urgent baking lessons from Abi, while rising star Kylie Fisher (Recipes for Love and Murder) is Zamanti, an influencer whose wedding Jessica pitches on.
Troukoors S1 is currently behind only S*x in Afrikaans and Devilsdorp in terms of first-day views for an Afrikaans title on Showmax.
Binge both seasons of Troukoors first on Showmax here.
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