Production of Local TV Drama ‘ISONO’ shutdown
New local TV drama ISONO (The Sin) has had its production shutdown as a precautionary measure due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The production of ISONO is being done by Clive Morris Productions, a company which has over 25 years’ experience in creating award winning visual content for broadcast and corporates.
The new Telenovela was set to air on BET Africa but the Johannesburg based production company has decided to halt production of the show as COVID-19 hits a peak phase in South Africa.
The show is based on the story of a dysfunctional family and a heroic son who searches within himself for the strength to stand up against the powerful and evil matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs.
The vernacular telenovela has a star-studded local cast that includes legendary and award-winning actors, Nthati Moshesh and Rami Chuene.
Moshesh will play the protagonist and antihero Mary, a ruthless woman of faith. Chuene joins the cast as Jumima aka Juju, an eccentric gossipmonger who often buys into occasional conspiracy theories and gets the wrong end of the stick by making odd connections and pronouncements.
ISONO also stars some of South Africa’s young screen stars, Bohang Moeko, Senzi Radebe, Anga ‘Naakmusiq’ Makubalo, Didintle Khunou and Tokollo ‘TK’ Sebothoma.
The show was supposed to air on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129) from 27 July at 9.30pm (Central African Time) but now its premiere has been pushed back.
When it finally premieres, ISONO will broadcast to audiences across the entire African continent.