If you watch prime time eTv you might have seen the advertisement about eTv regenerating at 20:00pm soon.
Yes it’s true eTV’s first-ever telenovela launches in March. Titled Ashes To Ashes, this 104-episode novela will bring death, family drama, scandal and crime all together into one thrilling series set to entertain viewers every Monday to Thursday.
The novela is said to have a large percentage of the actors that were fired from Generations.
The main characters:
Patrick Shai as Selogilwe ‘Selo’ Namane
Patrick Shai takes on the role of the Namane family patriarch. He’s a charismatic, charming, street-smart family man, but he has a drinking and gambling problem.
Nambitha Mpumlwana plays Selo’s wife, Mandlakazi Namane
Nambitha plays the matriarch of the family. Mandlakazi puts her family above everything and has done some dark deeds in the name of family. She’s always well-presented, warm and cheerful no matter what’s going on behind the scenes.
Zenande Mfenyana as Reba
Reba is a humble romantic from Cape Town. She’s pretty, has inner strength, is self-motivated, curious, and an independent spirit. She has been sheltered and protected by her mother, Nozizwe, who is Mandlakazi’s sister. We ultimately discover the funeral business through her.
With Ashes to Ashes at 20:00 e.tv plans to inflict as much damage as possible on the SABC’s now vulnerable and reset Generations – The Legacy which got a tepid reception from viewers after the principal cast was dumped by MMSV Productions and the SABC in October 2014, and which has since plunged in viewership.