Nomzamo Mbatha has been announced as the executive producer of the series titled, Shaka Ilembe; she will also be acting by portraying Queen Nandi, the mother of Shaka kaSenzangakhona, also known as Shaka Zulu, the founder of the Zulu Kingdom from 1816 to 1828.
Taking to social media, the actress who is honoured to play the aforementioned role confirmed the news by revealing that production has started and the series will be out in 2023. The filming is underway in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
Speaking about the film, Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment & connected video at MultiChoice, said
“Being able to bring this important story to the screen with such stellar talent speaks to the heart of MultiChoice’s ongoing commitment and investment in our local entertainment industry. We are committed to telling great African stories and this is a proudly African series told through the lens of Africans for the very first time
In other news – Jodie Foster lands first regular TV role in almost 50 years
Jodie Foster is to star in season four of ‘True Detective’. The 59-year-old actress shot to fame as a child star in Disney hits such as “Freaky Friday” and “Candleshoe” before going on to Oscar-winning success with more mature roles in “The Accused” and “Silence of the Lambs”.
Now she has been cast as Liz Danvers in the HBO crime drama for its upcoming season, according to Deadline. Learn more