The news that popular SABC 1 soapie, Generations: The Legacy had been cancelled came as a shock to many. The show is a staple in many South African households. When the announcement was made a lot of complaints came from the viewers.
According to Sunday World, the show had been halted because of contractual disagreements between the producers and broadcaster.
The SABC has now reversed it’s decision. Mfundi Vundla’s Morula Pictures seems to have reached an agreement with the SABC. The legendary soapie which has been running for 28 years has been approved for two new seasons!
Despite reports that filming had stopped, the new episodes are expected to air at the end of this December. For now reruns of the most iconic episodes will play.
In a statement issued by the SABC, large viewership contributed to the recommissioning of the show.
“The common ground reached by the two parties stems from the fact that the soap has maintained its spot as South Africa’s most loved soap for the past 28 years. The programme boasts a viewership of more than 8.5 million and is currently the second most-watched daily soap in the country.”