SABC 1’s popular pantsula show Tjovitjo is now showing on Netflix. The show made history in 2017 when it became the most popular drama series on TV. The show’s record-breaking viewership saw it surpass TV cult classics Yizo Yizo and Zone 14.
Image: Tjovito Facebook Page
Speaking on the Tjovitjo’s record-breaking numbers, SABC1 Programme Manager Sane Zondi said in part; “You can benchmark against previous drama series like Yizo Yizo which attracted around 3 million viewers. Tshisa pulled about 4,7 million and Zone 14 drew up to 4,5 million viewers. All of these were on SABC1. So, in a way, SABC 1 sets and breaks its own records.”
The drama follows the story of a Pantsula dance group with a star-studded cast led by Warren Masemola who won the best actor in a TV drama award for his role at the 2018 SAFTAs.
Warren shared the exciting news on social media. He also revealed that this was the toughest role of his career to date. He said in part; “This has been my most challenging role to date, the realness drew me in. It is the state of the nation at the moment. So much of it is heartbreaking to watch because it is so real. It is the places and the people that the country doesn’t normally see on TV”.
Tjovitjo now streaming on Netflix. Will you be watching?
Check out the trailer below.