Diepsloot Replaces Isibaya
Mzansi Magic’s long-running show, Isibaya has finally come to an end
The show will be airing its last episodes on the DSTV channel as it paves way for the upcoming series, Diepsloot which is currently under production.
A few months ago, the publication learned that Isibaya wasn’t doing well in terms of viewership for the past months. Its ratings have been gradually decreasing in years now and Mzansi Magic has finally made its decision to pull the plug on the show.
According to Daily Sun, that decision has already been finalised.
And in a few short weeks, Isibaya will he a thing of the past.
Diepsloot is a new telenovela produced by Black Brain Productions which takes pride in producing high quality content with some of Mzansi’s hit series like Side Dish and Lockdown.
The new production set for Mzansi Magic has roped in one of soapville fab favourite, Dawn Thandeka King, affectionately known for her role as Mangcobo on Uzalo.
She left Uzalo for the promising new series where she was offered a lead role on.
“It’s always sad when a show that was popular and loved ends, as is the case with Isibaya.
However, times change and television is about adopting and adapting. As Mzansi Magic, we’re thrilled about the new partnership with Black Brain Productions.
The other exciting element is that this is their first telenovela. It’s a great opportunity for Black Brain to broaden their base and creativity,” Nomsa Pholiso, channel director for local entertainment channels at M-Net said as she confirmed the rumours that Isibaya was ending and getting replaced by Diepsloot in coming weeks.