Viewers can look forward to the local shows in 2021.
Starting in January, the powerful drama series Lioness tells the story of a woman who loses her children, her lover, and her freedom when she is framed for fraud committed by her husband before his death, only to discover, eight years later, while trying to reunite with her son and daughters, that he is still alive. Lioness is created and produced by Ochre Moving Pictures. Shannon Esra will play a lead role in Lioness.
“M-Net channel 101 is getting bigger with a broad range of storytelling that speaks to our viewers, and we look forward to draw in new audiences too. This will be another big year for the channel, and we are delighted that our established hit-makers are returning to the screen, and that we are taking on a new drama series that will feature big stars.”Nkateko Mabaso, Group Executive: Programming
In February, follow the journey of M-Net’s first Bachelorette, Qiniso van Damme, and see how this season’s eligible young men compete for her affection. The gentlemen will take her on romantic dates and spend time getting to know her. Each week there will be some tense eliminations until there are only two gentlemen left. Who will win Ms van Damme’s heart? Hosted by Jason Greer, The Bachelorette is produced by Rapid Blue.
Then in June, the popular reality series Survivor SA is back in 2021. For the first time in the South African franchise’s history, the 8th season of Survivor SA: Immunity Island will be filmed in South Africa locally at a secret location. Award-winning personality Nico Panagio returns as host, and the reality series is produced by Afrokaans.