- The cast and crew of Rhythm City have opened up after their sudden dismissal from the show recently
- They said that they were not aware about the plans to dismiss them and can the long-running show
- The popular etv soapie was cancelled and Mzansi was left with more questions than answers
The cast and crew from Rhythm City have opened up about how getting fired came as a shock to them.
The long-running show was recently cancelled but the news was dropped on the cast without so much as a warning.
According to reports, the crew were summoned to a meeting, which many thought was to congratulate them for working so hard during the pandemic.
Channel24 reported that they fired with a “cold and clinical” speech. According to the City Press, who first broke the story, the crew thought that the meeting would be a pleasant meet-and-greet session with their bosses, however it turned out to be the complete opposite.
A source told the publication that the surprise came because the show was actually doing well.
Briefly.co.za had previously reported that Rhythm City has been cancelled after being on air for the past 13 years. The e.tv soapie will broadcast its final episode on 16 July, 2021. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared the sad news on Twitter on Friday afternoon, 20 November. The viewers of the show have also taken to the micro-blogging app to share their thoughts on the latest development. Phil wrote:
"TV: Rhythm City cancelled. Long-running daily drama is coming to an end after 13 years on TV. The show will air its last episode on 16 July 2021 at 7:00pm."
Another local drama will replace the show. According to a statement from the channel, the decision to decommission the show is part of a business strategy.
Marlon Davids, managing director at e.tv, said: "We want to extend our gratitude to the entire production staff, crew and cast for their incomparable craft." The viewers of the soapie took to Twitter to share their opinions on e.tv's decision to cancel the show.
@MulaudziBT said: "Isidingo and now Rhythm City and I hear Muvhango might be next. In my opinion they are all really good productions. People are gonna lose jobs too."
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Source: Briefly News