The Fergusons Are Accused Of Recycling Actors


By  | Nov 13, 2020, 08:09 AM  | Shona Ferguson  | Drama

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Botswana and South Africa’s television industry power couple, Shona and Connie Ferguson announced today, 11 November 2020, that their highly anticipated series, Kings of Joburg will be releasing on Netflix this December. Whilst the famous family celebrated the fact that the cat was finally out of the bag, it looks like the public are less than impressed with the trailer that accompanied the announcement. 

The series tells the dark tales of the city of gold. Crime, fighting, and arrests are all expected to be showcased, and will see many familiar faces that have appeared in some of Ferguson Film’s previous productions. Kings of Joburg will star Zolisa Xaluva, Sthembiso Khoza, Abdul Khoza, Tsholo Matshaba Cindy Mahlangu, and the creator himself Shona Ferguson. 

The recycling of actors was a point of contention on social media, with the public accusing Ferguson Films of not affording the opportunity of breaking into the industry for up and coming actors. Many believed that both Connie and Shona have the perfect platform to introduce new actors to the country, but for some reason they always choose to interchange their cast between productions. 

Some of the comments include Paballo Patsa with, “The Fergusons clearly live by this adage; if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Because wow.”, Monna Wa Mosotho with, “I wish The Fergusons can take young and fresh actors. I'm tired of seeing old and same actors. But who am I to say I don't have a snake.”, and, Carl Dumi with, “The Fergusons really took a bunch of people from The Queen and made a movie that looks like The Queen, but with a bigger budget.”
Others however claimed that despite the hate that they receive, the Fergusons will always get the viewership that they desire, which is why they are such a formidable entertainment company. Zamanda commented with, “I find it hilarious how y'all praise Adam Sandler for rocking with the same actors everytime, cause he making sure they eat right? but got something else to say when it's the Fergusons.”, and Ntabo M with, “Yes we are tired of seeing the same faces but the Fergusons are definitely contributing to the growth of the industry. Them being on Netflix is a big move. Onwards and upwards.”
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