Umkhokha Turns Into A Telenovela

Umkhokha Turns Into A Telenovela

Umkhokha Turns Into A Telenovela

Mzansi’s most popular drama series ‘Umkhokha’ is set to turn into a telenovela. Entertainment commentator Phil Kgopolo Mphela revealed that there is work in progress to expand ‘Umkhokha‘ into a telenovela/ soapie.

Phil Mphela also revealed that word on the streets is that Bongi Ndaba who happens to be the brain behind the long-running hit soapie Generations: The Legacy might be the head writer for Umkhokha.

Phil is however not thrilled with the idea of transitioning the drama series into a telenovela. He thinks this is going to ruin the whole concept and make the drama series lose its spark.

The popular hit series which started premiering towards the end of last year garnered so much viewership from Mzansi last year.

The limited drama series surpassed one of television’s longest-running shows on DSTV The Queen as the second most-watched show on DSTV.

According to Phil Mphela, the new series peaked at 967k in November and overtook The Queen which had 937k.