Showmax revisits Durban Housewives
African streamer Showmax will launch season two of its Durban-set adaptation of hit US reality franchise Real Housewives later this month.
The Real Housewives of Durban is produced by Cape Town-based Let It Rain Films. The show offers viewers a glimpse into the glamorous lives of wealthy women living in the titular South African city.
Three new women have joined the cast for S2, which launches on January 28, bringing class, glamour, sass and drama to the series, according to the producers.
The new faces are musician, actress and jewellery designer Londie London; radio personality and motivational speaker Thobile MaKhumalo Mseleku; and former South African kickboxing champion Jojo Robinson. Returning cast members include Annie Mthembu, Nonkanyiso Conco, Nonku Williams and Sorisha Naidoo.
Season two director Thumeka Hlotshana said: “London oozes class and confidence, she is relatable and honest when the moment calls for it, especially about the things that matter. Thobile is definitely a new flavour. Not only is she already popular from her family show but she is the only wife currently in a polygamous marriage. She is from a humble village on the South Coast, so The Real Housewives of Durban is going to take her outside of her comfort zone as she tries to fit in with a group of wives living the big-city dream.
“Jojo is outspoken, colourful and unapologetically herself. Her love for art comes through in pretty much everything she does. She loves her family and friends but is never afraid to stand up for what she thinks is right. Viewers can expect straightforward conversations and responses from Jojo. She is loud, humorous and simply fun.”
The Real Housewives began life in the US in 2006 as The Real Housewives of Orange County, produced by LA-based Evolution Media for NBCUniversal-owned cable channel Bravo. The format has since been adapted locally in 21 international markets, with versions also in the works in Kenya and Nigeria.