Showmax lines up S2 of novela Wura
The second season of telenovela Wura will premiere on MultiChoice-owned African streaming service Showmax on December 4.
Wura is the Nigerian adaptation of the hit South African telenovela The River, which aired on 1Magic, also part of MultiChoice and airs on the pay TV platform DStv.
The Nigerian adaptation, from Lagos-based Native Media, follows the lives of characters bonded and divided by the discovery of gold in a small community in Osun state. The show’s protagonist, played by Scarlet Gomez, is a woman with two sides: a perfect wife and a loving mother on one side and the ruthless CEO of the fictional Frontline Gold Mine on the other. The first season includes 100 episodes.
Regarding the new season, Rogers Ofime, executive producer of Wura, said: “Viewers can expect a rich tapestry of character development, as the major characters navigate through intense situations, make tough choices and evolve in response to the ever-changing circumstances.
“Season 2 of Wura has been a labour of love for the entire team. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into creating a telenovela that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, just as they were in season 1. We can’t wait to share the next chapter of Wura’s journey with our dedicated viewers.”
The cast of the series includes Gomez, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome and Lanre Adediwura.
Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, added: “The love and appreciation for Wura has been huge. We are pleased to see how much this story has resonated deeply with audiences.
“It’s a testament to the power of storytelling and the connection it creates. The upcoming season delves even deeper into the captivating world of gold mining. With even more twists and turns, it promises to be a thrilling ride for viewers.”