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It’s billed as a “first-of-its-kind” by the private broadcaster, M-Net, and its writers and producers by Phathuthedzo Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon are giving us dinner table small-talk that is well deserved after the disastrous 6-months we’ve had cooped up in our houses.

This is M-Net’s (DStv channel 101) new series, Legacy that launched on Monday, 20 September at 7pm and it sure has us all stressed as the help in the very first episode kills a leading character. Living up to it’s description as “classy”, the lavish garments, homes and uppity scenes of this South African telenovela are set in the fast-lane world of investment billionaires, The Price Family, whom at heart, are at war with themselves. Boasting a star-studded cast including Kgomotso Christopher, Anton Jeftha, Michelle Botes, Mary-Anne Barlow and Deon Lotz – this just might be a great escapism watch for all during this stressful reality we live.

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The story is about an upmarket investment empire that was established by Sebastian Price (played by Deon Lotz), the patriarch of the super rice Price Family starting off with a 40th celebration of their business establishment he started when he was in his 20s. Approaching his retirement, Sebastian is considering who should take over his kingdom between his eldest daughter Felicity (played by Mary-Anne Barlow) and his second wife, Dineo (played by Kgomotso Christopher) playboy son SJ (played by Anton Jeftha) both vying for the CEO position.

And boy was the first week of the show intriguing as we witness the patriarch die twice in the hands of his daughter and his chauffer, Stefen (played by Sean-Marco Vorster) while his entire family are left in sheer panic looking for him at the 40th party.

So far, so good, we just have to stay glued to see what happens next…

Watch Legacy on M-Net (DStv channel 101 every Mondays – Thursdays at 7pm CAT. The series is also on Catch Up.


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