e.tv premieres a new local daily drama, Imbewu: The Seed, in April 2018.
In a modern society which worships wealth and rewards ruthless acts of power, the Bhengu family must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice.
One side of the Bhengu family has been keeping a secret from the other for many years, with treachery and tumult never more than a step away. Brothers Zimele and Phakade are both honourable men, but one will feel betrayed when he learns of a deep secret that could leave a stain on the legacy he hopes to leave for his four children. The potential fallout is certain to provoke controversial questions about values and legacies, relevant to all South African cultures.
The show features a host of new local talent, alongside icons Leleti Khumalo and Thembi Mtshali-Jones.
One of the families central to the plot of the shows is the Bhengu family, comprising Mazulu (Leleti Khumalo); MaNdlovu (Thembi Mtshali-Jones); Ngcolosi (Mpumelelo Bhulose); Zithulele (Rafael Griffiths); KaMandosela (Fundiswa Zwane) and Kanyo (Nqobile Ndlovu) The family also features Vuyokazi Tshona as Buhle, Nokubonga Khuzwayo as Zakhithi, Xolani Mfeka as Nganono, Sandile Dlamini as Phakade and Nokwanda Khuzwayo as Futhi.
The world of Imbewu: The Seed is a reflection of the unique interaction between rural and urban lifestyles in South Africa. It will also showcase the struggles and conflicts between home and corporate settings and the emotional tension created by the economic gap between the haves and have-nots. The Bhengu family is more a reflection of many of South Africans.
Molefe Lebone, the executive producer, says that e.tv is committed to exposing new talent in quality local shows. “Imbewu: The Seed features new talent from KwaZulu-Natal that we know will make an impact on our television screens,” he says. “The move to have these fresh faces share the screen with iconic industry veterans is one which assures the future of South Africa’s acting talent pool.”
Imbewu: The Seed is produced by Grapevine Productions, which is a joint venture between Anant Singh’s Videovision Entertainment, Duma Ndlovu’s Word Of Mouth Pictures and Luyks Productions.