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Fikile Mogodi on Bringing a Bestseller to the Small Screen in 'The Wife'

As the series prepares to wrap its third and likely final season, the director talks tweaking the source material for TV, shooting sex scenes with care, and what fans can expect in the current season of the hit Showmax show.

When the first season of The Wife premiered in November 2011, it smashed Showmax’s first-day viewing record. The South African drama wasted no time in drawing viewers into its choppy world of romance and crime. A taxi rank run by feuding gang families (the Zulus and the Majolas) sparks night-time shoot-outs, home invasions, and counter-heists.

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10 of the Best African TV Shows of 2022

From debut dramas to returning series, we sift through this year’s television releases and pick our favorites.

Last year, Love Island received the South African treatment, and although the show’s lack of Black contestants soured its regard, it still went on to thrill legions of fans around the world. The series didn’t return this year, however, and a Nigerian version has been stuck in limbo for quite some time. And yet, African viewers love reality TV. Just look at how Netflix's Young, Famous, & African, which plucked a handful of the continent’s jet-setting stars for a reality series, was lapped up by audiences.

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