- Thando Thabethe took to Instagram to announce that she had landed a new role playing a detective
- The star wrote that her character, Detective Nandi Cele, would be part of an eight-part crime drama for MNet called Reyka
- Thando added some of the names she'd be starring alongside, including Scottish actor Iain Glen and South African actress Kim Engelbrecht
Thando Thabethe took to social media to post a photo and announce her new role in an upcoming crime drama for MNet.
The show is called Reyka and Thando wrote that her character will be a detective by the name Nandi Cele. The show will be an eight-part crime series and premiere in 2021.
Thando also shouted out the names of the actors she would be starring alongside, including Iain Glen and Kim Engelbrecht. Readers may recognise Iain from the Resident Evil film series or from his time playing the character in Game of Thrones of Ser Jorah Mormont.
Thando captioned her post by name-checking her co-stars and then with a simple:
"New role alert. Meet Detective Nandi Cele."
Followers took to the comments to add their thoughts about the first look at the upcoming series:
bayandasmokey: "You've always been the best in the business."
honestmasiya: "Gees! It suits you so much. That shows how versatile you are Thandooooo as an actress."
bymbalindlovu: "A radical role. Well done sisi."
hleceleg: "I’m here for that new role and watching MaNdosi as a detective."
u.kazzi_: "Can't wait for this one."
scott.hurly: "Is that Jorah Mormont?! Working with a Game of Thrones actor wow".
In other casting news, Briefly.co.za reported on Masasa Mbangeni announcing her new role in a TV show called Mzali Wam.
Masasa Mbangeni has landed a lead role in an upcoming television series that is currently under the working title, Mzali Wam. The actress will reportedly be starring on the show and she will be performing alongside veteran of the game, Dumisani Mbebe.
Masasa has been hinting that she was working on something this year and seemed excited for the secret to be out when she retweeted Kgopolo 'Phil' Mphela's tweet announcing the news.
Masasa retweeted Phil Mphela and she said:
"Finally nam ndavela kuPhil report kulo2020! Kunini!"
@PhilMphela's tweet read:
"CASTING NEWS: Masasa Mbangeni & Dumisani Mbebe in new series. The prolific actors are leads on a new series called Mzali Wam, produced by Dineo Ranaka. NOTE: Mzali Wam is the working title for this drama series and could change once the show airs. Vula Vala was shooting as “The Score” and the name changed once it went on air"
One fan responded to the news:
@Gabbie_Kamo12: "I'll watch any and everything with Masasa on it"
@Tsetse_k: "Masasa Mbangeni one of the best actors, really can't wait to watch this, and claps for Dineo Ranaka"
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