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New season: Society 2

Written by Shows Editor from the blog Today's TV Highlights on 30 Nov 2017
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Society 2

Society 2 starts a run on SABC3 (in case you missed it on SABC1 previously), with an introspective journey that deals with subject matters relevant to young South African women.

Season 2 catches up with the four lead characters a year later. The four friends - Akua (Zandile Msutwana), Beth (Sibulele Gcilitshana), Inno (Lele Ledwaba) and Lois (Samela Tyelbooi) - were initially reunited in Season 1 by the suicide of their high school friend, Dineo (Vuyi Matomane).

This time around the fabulous friends are once again drawn together by their renewed commitment to the monthly society meetings.

Their friendships have strengthened as they face the challenges affecting young black women, living in urban Johannesburg; love, career, family, personal growth and not always in that order.

Akua Yenana is still the same hard-to-please financier that she was in Season 1, except that this time around, she makes an attempt at finding the love of her life.

What she doesn't realize is that in the process she might have to sacrifice her much-loved career, by which she identifies herself.

Beth Mazibuko continues on her journey of coming out as a lesbian, and dealing with the consequences.

All seems well until her family take it upon themselves to intervene, causing some regression on Beth's confidence about being out of the closet and destabilizing her relationship with her longtime partner, Thuli Ngwenya (Ferry Jele).

Lois Gumede tackles the difficult and multi-layered role of a doctor who struggles immensely with post-natal depression and the pressure to balance work and family.

As Lois juggles all her responsibilities of work, community service, raising a one-year-old baby Dineo and being a wife, she is forced at times to make the impossible choices of where to place her priorities.

In Season 2 she stumbles upon an unexpected element, which throws her off course once again.

Weathergirl extraordinaire Innocentia Phemba returns as one of the series' most celebrated characters. In this season, Inno's mother Aus' Lala (Grace Mahlaba) joins the cast and sheds light on additional layers of Inno's complexity, who is struggling to come to terms with the reality of her financial status.

In the new season the four leads are joined by a support cast consisting of: Ferry Jele; Pepi Khambule as Mandla Gumede; Bubu Mazibuko as the sexy huntress Mantoa Makgoba; fresh-faced Capetonian David Johnson as Dr. Bennett; Charmaine Kweyama as Beth's sister Buyi; Manaka Ranaka as the lovable lesbian Ayanda; and Grace Mahlaba.

Cameos include Justin Strydom as Stanimir Onishenko; Stoan Seate; Putla Sehlapelo; Luthuli Dlamini; Antonio Lyons and Thapelo Mokoena.

Puo Pha Productions' artistic duo, Lodi Matsetela and Makgano Mamabolo helm the second season of Society once again, retaining the dual roles of Head Writers and Executive Producers.

The objective of the new season has been to develop the characters even further, while upping the aesthetic stakes of the show and telling universal truths of women countrywide, in an effort to match shows like Sex and the City.
PREMIERE 30 November 2017
TIMESLOT Thursdays, 19h30 (double bill)


Shows in this post: Society

Channels in this post: SABC3


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