South African telenovela Legacy will conclude with its second season, which is set to air next year.
Broadcaster M-Net said it had decided to end the show in order to explore new avenues and cater to viewers’ increasing desire for limited series.
Legacy producer Tshedza is scheduled to finish shooting the second season in February next year, with the show ending in September 2022.
Created by executive producers Phatutshedzo Makwarela and Gwidyon Benyon, Legacy focuses on the Price family and the struggle for power over their empire after the death of patriarch Sebastian.
Nomsa Philiso, executive head of programming at M-Net owner MultiChoice Group, said: “Our viewership surveys guide us to adapt our content to the evolving needs of our customers. While Legacy is a popular show, our M-Net 101 customers have indicated that they now want more limited series rather than long-running telenovelas. The success of our local strategy depends on how well we tune into what our customers would like to see on their screens.
“We would like to thank our loyal viewers on M-Net, DStv channel 101 and Showmax and assure them that we have exciting plans for our content for 2022. We will share more news on our local content offering in due course.”
In a joint statement, Makwarela and Beynon, co-owners of Tshedza, added: “Working with M-Net channel 101 has always been a dream for us as a company, and we thank the channel for their incredible support and encouragement in bringing Legacy to life.
“All our writers, crew members and actors have poured their hearts and souls into this project. We applaud MultiChoice Group for continuing to support local content and look forward to working on other exciting projects in the future.”