Kgomotso Christopher, Michelle Botes, Mary-anne Barlow, and Anton Jeftha to name just a few!net has just announced their new original telenovela, the Legacy which will star the likes of Deon Lotz,
According to Stage And Screen., Legacy’s locus of conflict is an upmarket investment empire that was established by Sebastian Price, the patriarch of the super-wealthy Price family, decades ago, when he was in his early twenties. Now he is a silver fox approaching retirement and it is clear that a family member will soon have to take over the reins. But who will it be? And, at what cost? Sebastian’s bitter ex-wife and ruthless first-born daughter will do whatever it takes to ensure that Sebastian’s second wife, Dineo, does not push her playboy son into the position of CEO.
Mnet’s viewers will witness the power struggle turning nasty. As described by the publication, a witches’ brew of betrayal, secrets, lies, and revenge.
Stepping into the roles of the current Mrs. Price, Dineo, and Sebastian’s ex-wife, Angelique, a former lawyer who is now a woman of leisure, are two of South Africa’s most formidable leading ladies: Kgomotso Christopher and Michelle Botes, both known for creating unforgettable soap characters.
The publication also reports that after a long stint on Isidingo, Kgomotso this year clinched her third SAFTA award for her performance in Scandal. She is cut out for the role of Dineo, a beautiful yet tragic second wife with a heart of gold beneath all the Gucci.
Michelle rose to fame in the eighties with star turns in series like Arende and Konings, and ruffled the feathers as At Koster’s wife in kykNET’s Binnelanders. And who will ever forget how she called the shots as Isidingo’s super-bitch, Cherel de Villiers?
In Legacy, Mary-anne Barlow will be the villain everybody loves to hate – Felicity, Sebastian’s eldest daughter. Mary-anne has proved her mettle in shows like Egoli, the British drama Wild At Heart, and 1 Magic’s The River, for which she scooped a Best Supporting Actress SAFTA award.
“Introducing… Mrs. Prince. Dineo Prince! Can’t wait to go on this new journey with you! Congratulations Tshedza Pictures. Phathu Makwarela the people asked. You listened! Let’s go! #Legacy #Mnet” wrote Kgomotso Christopher.
The Legacy’s complete cast will be revealed in due course.
According to Stage And Screen, the Legacy os the brainchild of Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon from the multiple-award-winning production company Tshedza Pictures. Their latest feat, The River, made a clean sweep at this year’s SAFTA awards with ten Golden Horns.
Legacy will be screened in September 2020 on M-Net Channel 101.