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Bring back Isibaya': Soapie fans react to DiepCity' cancellation

18/08/2022

Bring back Isibaya': Soapie fans react to DiepCity' cancellationMzansi Magic fans have called for Isibaya's' return after Black Brain Pitures' confirmed DiepCity's' cancellation.

by Rae Seleme

18-08-2022 18:12

in Soapies

The news of DiepCity coming to an end didn't come as a shock to some fans as viewers of the Black Brain Pictures' telenovela believed that the 20:30 timeslot was simply too big to fill while others called for the return of Isibaya.

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ALSO READ:Mzansi Magic's DiepCity' gets cancelled after two years

Isibaya should return with new writers and new storylines pic.twitter.com/biURzkA8Vt

JabulaniMacdonald (@Jabu_Macdonald) August 18, 2022

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BRING BACK ISIBAYA' Soapie viewers took to social media this afternoon to call for isibaya's return after entertainment commentator Phil Mphela confirmed that DiepCity is ending after two seasons.

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The Black Brain Pictures' telenovela will reportedly end in March 2023 after replacing Isibaya.

Nomsa Pholiso, M-Net's channel director for local entertainment channels, confirmed in a Daily Sun interview in 2020 that the show is ending and expressed her appreciation for the much-loved telenovela, which ended after seven seasons.

It's always sad when a show that was popular and loved ends, as is the case with Isibaya. However, times change, and television is about adopting and adapting.

The telenovela didn't have a great year in 2020. With bad ratings, speculation about taking the show off-air had already begun. We are yet to know when the last episode will air.

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Actor Mandla N, who's also the creative director for Black Brain Pictures told Daily Sun on Thursday, 18 August that the Mzansi Magic telenovela DiepCity has been a hit on South African television and introduced audiences to unique characters who have resonated strongly with fans.

DiepCity fans have played a big role in the success of the show over the past two years, and we are thankful for their support.

DiepCity is the third DStv telenovela to get cancelled this year after The Queen and Lingashoni.

They had massive shoes to fill , 20:30 on Mzansi Magic will always belong to Isibaya.

ht42 (@ht4211) August 18, 2022

VIEWERS REACT TO DIEPCITY' ENDING @KAYG33_Tom_Pane:

That 20h30 slot belongs to Isibaya, they will still struggle to replace that

@Sineqhayiya_SQ:

Not gonna lie, never gave them a chance. I was so hurt that Isibaya came to an end.

@Sir_Ceelo:

Isibaya is a hard act to follow.

@Mokhabukidenta1:

DiepCity is better than Gomora but Isibaya was the epitome of them all. Still want it also.

ALSO READ: He's turning it into Isibaya': Gomora' viewers criticise writer Chris Radebe

Damn!!! I love this show

That Isibaya slot is a tough one to fill. https://t.co/u9nige4OSA

Lets Just Have Fun Guys!! (@dokter_phil) August 18, 2022

Isibaya

Isono

Imbweu

Isibopho

I look forward to the day when SA television out grows this monotony. I think we are more creative than this our history can attest to this, in the past we have ventured into more diverse formats to tell our stories. What went wrong.

Philani Luthuli (@Phil8703) August 18, 2022

I understand because Isibaya was too big of a shoe s to fill.

Irvin Mk (@IrvinMkhabela) August 18, 2022

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