It has almost been two years since Giyani: Land of Blood was on the small screen. It’s now set to return for season two. After making history in 2019 as the first-ever scripted Xitsonga drama series in South Africa, “Giyani: Land of Blood” is returning this November.
Giyani: Land of Blood season one was the first-ever scripted Xitsonga drama series in South Africa. It ended in November 2019 with a cliffhanger and the community of Risinga was turned upside down. Secrets of the past were revealed and tragedy struck. Richard Mudau (Ndivhuho Mutsila) was exposed as a corrupt traitor and Gladys (Yvonne Chaka Chaka) was left for dead.
Since then, Richard returns home after spending time in prison. With no money and no influence, he gets back into business with the hope of turning his life around and away from crime. There is a new lady at his side, but is she all she pretends to be? Is she the saviour he is looking for or will she wreak havoc in his family and the community, putting all that they have worked so hard for at risk?
This new season there’s going to be action, forbidden love, a string of murders and secrets that need to remain hidden at all costs.
Jacqui Hlongwane, prrogramme manager at SABC 2, says they are extremely excited to bring another season of Giyani.
“Building on the success of Giyani Season 1, Season 2 returns with more drama, intrigue and an actioned-packed storyline that will have viewers glued to their screens.
“Not only can viewers look forward to seeing their old favourite characters back on their small screens, SABC is delighted to announce that the talented and much-loved Rami Chuene joins Season 2 of Giyani; life will never be the same again in Giyani for sure,” she says.
Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon could not be happier about their latest project.
“Tshedza Pictures is beyond thrilled to revisit the story world of Giyani – Land of Blood and the amazing characters that viewers fell in love with – including new characters who will capture their hearts as the new season is packed with scandal, drama and dangerous escapades that will entertain and enthrall the viewers,” they say.
THE CAST INCLUDES OLD AND NEW FAVORITES
Ndivhuho Mutsila returns as Richard Mudau and Rami Chuene joins the series as Manoko Ledwaba. Other favourite cast members include Mathabo Mothibe as Khensani Mudau, Maduva Madima as Shonisani Mudau, Fumani Shilubana as Vukosi Moyo, Wiseman Zitha as Musawahosi Baloyi, Senzo Radebe as Fezile, Elvis Tshepo Nkosi as Mahlatshe Valentino Ledwaba, Glennis Mabuza as Kokwana Chavalala, Obed Baloyi as Hlengani Chavalala, Candy Tsamandebele Mokwena as Diane Homu and Lina Ebony Ngcobo as Tsakani Baloyi.
“Giyani: Land Of Blood” – Season 2 airs Mondays to Wednesdays at 9.30pm, starting November 01, 2021.