Season 2 follows the success of the first season, which was based on the Shakespearian comedy Taming of the Shrew, picking up with the action a few months later.
Kat (now played by Zola Nombona, replacing Poseletso Sejosingoe in the role) and Dumisani (Mbulelo Grootboom) are still madly in love but Kat is struggling to negotiate her time and commitment between the apple farm and her job at Minola Cosmetics.
Nonhle (Khanya Mkangisa) has subsequently broken up with Luxolo after he left for New York on an academic bursary and Mbulelo is lonely and looking at what life beyond Minola Cosmetics has to offer him.
Kat is on the verge of becoming the CEO of Minola Cosmetics. She struggles to find time to help her husband, Dumisani and suggests he hires a new manager to help him with the day-to-day duties on the farm. When he hires the gorgeous and leggy Chanel (Shamilla Miller) it causes discord between the newly married couple.
Nonhle is completing her postgraduate at varsity and discovers that the class she has signed up for is not what she thought it would be, only for her lecturer to give them an interesting media assignment.
She decides to create a vlog around her search for love as her assignment. She harasses Themba (Lemogang Tsipa), Luxolo's friend, to help her with her assignment and he reluctantly agrees.
The journey leads her to many frogs but then she believes she has found her prince in the form of brand conscience Thami (Mzu Ntantiso). Themba realises he has feelings for her but it might just be too late.
Mbulelo (Timmy Kwebulana) decides it may be time to step down after a few mishaps and hires a replacement CEO instead of Kat, much to her ire.
TJ (Anele Matoti) is a sleek, conniving man with the gift of the gab. His ulterior motives may cost Mbulelo the company he has build up all his life.
But Mbulelo is distracted by the beautiful cleaner at his company – Mam Fundi (Thembi Mtshali-Jones). For the first time in decades he connects with a woman as he did with his late wife and is head over heels in love, not realising his company is in jeopardy.
In the second season of Forced Love the characters go on a journey that challenges all of their perceptions about love and courage. Their love is tested and its strength proven through adversity.
Forced Love is produced by creative producer Roberta Durrant for Penguin Films. The head writer for Season 2 is Brendan Pollecutt and the script was workshopped by Durrant, Pollecutt, Kaye Ann Williams, Gillian Breslin, Tamara Sheraton, Kungeka Mose and Janine Cornelius.
Season 1 starred Poseletso Sejosingoe as Kat Minola, Khanya Mkangisa as Nonhle Minola, Timmy Kwebulana as Mbulelo, Mbulelo Grootboom as Dumisane, Thabang Sidloyi as Luxolo, Vuyisile Pandle as Mthunzi and Amanda Quwe as Funeka.
In Season 2, Zola Nombona replaced Sejosingoe in the role of Kat, joining returning cast members Khanya Mkangisa, Mbulelo Grootboom and Timmy Kwebulana.
New starring cast members in Season 2 include Thembi Mtshali-Jones as Mam Fundi and Shamilla Miller as Chanel. Lemogang Tsipa was promoted from recurring to starring cast for the second season.
The working title of the show was Goba Msenge.
The tagline for Season 2 is "Three Couples. Two Generations. Many Complications!"
Season 2 Cast
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Khanya Mkangisa ... Nonhle Minola
Lemogang Tsipa ... Themba
Timmy Kwebulana ... Mbulelo
Thembi Mtshali-Jones ... Mam Fundi
Zola Nombona ... Kat Minola
Mbulelo Grootboom ... Dumisani
Recurring / Guests
Shamilla Miller ... Chanel
Anele Matoti ... TJ
Mzu Ntantiso ... Thami
Vuyisile Pandle ... Mthunzi
Mkhuseli Richard Tafane ... Philemon
Riana Alfreds ... Marikie
Sekoati Tsubane ... Jiks (as Seokati Tsubane)
Celeste Matthews ... Office Cleaning Lady
Ivan Abrahams ... Elton
Pierre Malherbe ... Floyd
Mlamli Mangcala ... Umfundisi
Chris Gxalaba ... Jabu
Margot Hoal ... TV Reporter
Kungeka Mose ... Khanyi
Keeno Lee Hector ... Lecturer
Mzukisi Basie ... Cameraman
Juan Scharneck ... Minola Art Director
Ilecia Jacobs ... Boutique Clerk
Thembelani Galada ... Male Office Worker (as Thembalani Galada)
Thembinkosi Njokweni ... Mandla Maduna
Oscar Ntsuntsha ... Old Guy Cleaner
Sobantu Nqayi ... Qhama
Nceba Mpiliswana ... Old Man Tboz
Rory Appleton ... Chess Nerd
Abulele Mafuya ... Dopey
Pulane Moleko ... Pregnant Woman 1
Chwayita Ncebo ... Pregnant Woman 2
Rosco Charles ... Restaurant Waiter
Antonio Fisher ... Commercial Director
Kwezi Kobus ... Sabelo
Mvelisi Mvandaba ... Lutho
Thando Baliso ... Jerry
Awethu Hleli ... Patron 1
Luke Oxlee ... Retaurant Waiter 1
Zinziswa Nogavu ... Patron 2
Ilecia Jacobs ... Boutique Clerk
Thokozani Khoza ... Dreadlock Student
Mikkie-dene le Roux ... Interviewer (as Mikkie-dene Le Roux)
Mavuso Simelane ... Zwake
Trudy van Rooy ... Viral Presenter