SA film Happiness Ever After set for Netflix
South African romantic drama film Happiness Ever After, a sequel to 2016’s Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, is set to debut on global streaming platform Netflix.
The film was produced in Johannesburg by Bongiwe Selane and directed by Thabang Moleya. It follows the glittering lifestyles of a trio of Joburg-based professional women as they grapple with issues of relationship stress, parenting and family tension.
It features returning cast members from the original, including Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman and Richard Lukunku, as well as newcomers Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Yonda Thomas, Daniel Effiong and Loyiso MacDonald. The film also includes heavyweight South African stars Xolile Tshabalala and Nandi Nyembe.
Selane said: “I’m super-excited about Happiness Ever After, and being able to continue the uber-relatable story of sisterhood, friendship and love.
“Sequels are always difficult because the pressure is that much higher, but they also offer something different and exciting – and the opportunity to land the film on a global service like Netflix is its own reward. It is my sincere hope that the film resonates with audiences, and they fall back in love with their favourites and the new faces too.”
The release date of the movie has yet to be confirmed.