Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series shakaland

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series 

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series has been scheduled to be shown on MNet’s Mzanzi Magic channel in the future. The first series is planned to be 12 episodes with 2 more following series also in the pipeline.

Shaka Illeme MNet TV mini-series – History

A previous successful series of 8 episodes was aired on television for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in the 1980’s called “Shaka Zulu” during the sanctions era. With a scattering of overseas actors such as Edward Fox, Christopher Lee and Robert Powell in the series, Henry Cele a goalkeeper nicknamed the “Black Cat” with Aces United and Royal Zulus played the lead role. Much of the filming took place as Shakaland in the heart of Zululand. For more details on original series click here

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series original poster

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series – Future Production

Producers Bomb Productions state that “with ambitions of making a series as epic and vast as Game of Thrones, we want to tell the story of the Nguni peoples who migrated to below the Pongola river and ruled over this verdant land.”

There is no doubt the story of the life of Shaka and the characters on the stage at that time are full of intrigue with lots of heroes and villains.

Also there is no question that the South African local film industry has advanced in leaps and bounds since the 1980’s when the first series was made. Bomb production has experience in the production of Yizo Yizo, Zone 14, Jacob’s Cross and Isibaya to name a few.

Following the worldwide success of the phenomenal “Black Panther” movie recently and a great interest in Africa and its culture if the goods are produced then this could also be a worldwide hit.

Zululand News wishes all involved in this project the greatest success.

A recently published 90 page South African comic book, “Shaka Rising” is getting international rave reviews.

 

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series Poster

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series – Location

Our only wish is that outside shooting takes place in authentic beautiful Zululand and bring some desperately needed employment for locals as extras.

Our only wish is that outside shooting takes place in authentic beautiful Zululand and brings some desperately needed employment for locals as extras.

Shaka Ilembe MNet TV mini-series – Timing

At this time there has been no notification on when the series will be filmed or aired.

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