Kings of Joburg On Netflix - Season Finale

It has paved the way for SA creators to reach international audiences.

By  | Dec 28, 2020, 02:36 PM  | Shona Ferguson  | Top of the

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that the Shona and Connie Ferguson produced show, ‘Kings of Joburg’, was released on global streaming platform Netflix. 

The series stars Mr. Ferguson, and some of Mzansi's most loved talent; such as Zolisa Xaluva, Sthembiso Khoza, Abdul Khoza, Tsholo Matshaba, and Cindy Mahlangu.

Just a step in a series of power-moves

The Fergusons started their own production company, Ferguson Films, and have since then produced hit after hit. They’ve produced multiple programs for Mzansi Magic, including The Queen. 

Throughout 2020, they’ve been making power moves that lead up to this point. In May, Mr. Ferguson shared moments from a business dinner with Netflix executives. By November, a deal with the multinational streaming company was made and Kings of Joburg was slated to be released. Finally, the first episode aired on December 4th.

The 6-episode series follows the exploits of the two Masire brothers, who are involved in organized crime. They are the titular ‘kings’, and the show explores themes of family structures, loyalty, crime, and African masculinity. There are also elements of the supernatural and the occult. Connie Ferguson plays a role as a mermaid in this one.
The web-series finished just a few days back. Fans are already demanding a season 2! Many commented that 6 episodes were simply not enough.
Along with this, it’s being rumored that the media mogul has plans to step into making music. We wouldn’t be surprised. Both the Ferguson’s are multi-talented and have inspired us across different industries – outside TV too.

A huge step for South African creative content. 

Netflix is a popular international platform. This is a big step for global exposure to South African talent. There are very few celebrities who have been able to break into the international market. An opportunity like this will pave the way for many other artists to find their space on the global stage.

Other African shows on Netflix include Queen Sono, and Blood and Water. Although COVID got in the way of season 2’s production for Queen Sono, we’re expecting both shows to return to our screens in the coming year.

We’re looking forward to more shows being produced here at home and making it out onto international screens. We’re sure that the Fergusons will lead the way. Till then, we are anticipating season 2 of Kings of Joburg. We’ll keep you posted.
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