Mark your calendars: Friday 24 February sees the long-awaited return of Becoming for its highly anticipated season 2 on Mzansi Magic.
Featuring an all-new cast of young queer people living in a safe house –House of Diamonds – the second season of the acclaimed reality series continues to beautifully explore themes of identity, belonging and self-acceptance.
“Becoming is a groundbreaking and important show that we’re pleased to bring back for a new season. This is a reality show that not only keeps viewers engaged but is also informative and educational, and it was a show that enjoyed a high level of talkability. We’re proud to provide a platform for layered and honest representation for people in the queer communities and can’t wait for viewers to dive in and enjoy this season,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
The main cast members who will be featuring on Becoming season 2 are:
Trey Moo (she/ they), house mother: As the matriarch of the House of Diamonds, her focus is on keeping everyone housed and safe. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own battles to fight – we follow as she confronts family rejection and seeks love and belonging.
Delovie (she), godmother: The Ugandan-born photographer is also facing gender bias visa issues.
Seoketsi (she/ they): The student and activist facing her own traumas while attempting to find emotional, mental and physical stability.
Cailey (she/ they): A model struggling to get into the industry, she has family support. We follow her as she begins her journey of hormone therapy.
Making up the secondary cast are Koyame (he/ they), Ayabonga (he/ they), Lulu (they/ them) and Nene (she/ they).
In Becoming: House of Diamonds, we follow our cast as they go through their individual journeys and meet them at the place where their paths intersect and perhaps even mirror each other. This is as much a show about community as it is about individual stories.
Becoming season 2 premieres on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161), on Friday 24 February at 21:30.