When it was introduced that Dudu Busani-Dube’s ebook sequence was getting tailored right into a TV present, it was confirmed that The Wife on Showmax would borrow its inspiration from the primary three books within the sequence – Hlomu, The Wife, Zandile, The Resolute and Naledi, His Love.
Thus far, The Wife on Showmax has adopted the beginnings of the connection between Mqhele (Bonko Khoza) and Hlomu (Mbalenhle Mavimbela) however the focus of the story will quickly change and focus on the present’s new solid member, Khanyi Mbau.
Mbau will play Zandile and can come on board as Nkosana’s (Mondli Makhoba’s) love-interest-turned-wife.
Fans of the hit present, which has topped Twitter developments each Thursday since its launch, will get their first glimpse of Khanyi as Zandile in Thursday’s episodes.
“While she does characteristic once more – and extra prominently – in season two, Khanyi Mbau takes centre stage in season two, which premieres on Showmax in February 2022, and can be impressed by Dudu Busani-Dube’s bestselling novel Zandile, The Resolute,” defined Showmax in a press release.
“Season two is informed by way of the eyes of uZandile,” mentioned Stained Glass showrunner Gugu Ncube-Zuma.
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“We’ll be exploring Nkosana and Zandile’s love story and discovering out extra about their historical past. We’ll get to know Zandile because the matriarch of the Zulu household, the glue who held the Zulu brothers collectively. In season two, she desires to reclaim her place, a job that uHlomu has now taken over in her absence. Get prepared to see the world by way of Zandile’s eyes.”
Due to the truth that followers of The Wife had been initially resistant and sad with the casting bulletins of Hlomu and the Zulu brothers, Khanyi admits she’s understandably daunted by the function.
“The biggest problem for an actress is being part of a narrative that everybody is aware of,” mentioned Khanyi.
“That brings a variety of expectations that you just want to stay up to. There’s a cult round this present so there’s a variety of stress. And earlier than being a part of the solid, I’m a fan, so I actually don’t need to drop the ball. For me to depict this character is de facto one thing that may both make me or break me, to be fairly trustworthy with you, however I like the joys.”
However, Gugu is assured that Khanyi is completely solid in her function as Zandile on The Wife on Showmax.
“Khanyi Mbau is proficient and had the vary so crucial for this function,” she says.
“She has depth and rawness; she’s ready to faucet into the darkish facet that Zandile has, in addition to give that vulnerability that we’ll see, particularly with the love between her and Nkosana. As a manufacturing workforce, we’ve labored together with her earlier than, and we all know she’ll deliver that grit that’s wanted for the character of Zandile.”
The Wife on Showmax opened to rave critiques in November 2021, breaking each Uthando Lodumo’s first-day and Devilsdorp’s four-day Showmax viewing information within the course of.
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