'The Black Door'

Zamani Mbatha in ‘The Black Door’. Image via Twitter @etv

‘Sex doesn’t sell’: Tweeps react to ‘The Black Door’ alleged ending

Tweeps are not surprised that Black Brain Pictures’ show ‘The Black Door’, which airs on e.tv is reportedly ending.

'The Black Door'

Zamani Mbatha in ‘The Black Door’. Image via Twitter @etv

The Black Door production company, Black Brain Pictures have denied claims that the raunchy drama series is getting cancelled by e.tv, after entertainment commentator Phil Mphela announced on Twitter on Wednesday, 31 August that the show is ending.  

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Mandla N, who’s Black Brain Pictures’ director refuted claims the show The Black Door in ending in an interview with Sunday World this afternoon, 31 August.  

This will be Black Brain Pictures’ second show after DiepCity that’s getting canned if the rumours spread on social media are true.  

The raunchy e.tv drama series The Black Door, which stars Rhythm City’s Zamani Mbatha was launched in April this year.  

“The show is not getting cancelled, it is growing significantly in terms of numbers and it is the fastest-growing drama series on e.tv,” said Mandla N.  

“These are just rumours and fake news flying out on social media but the viewers should not worry. People are loving it, we are coming back for season two.”  

Black Brain Pictures’ executive director Mpumelelo Nhlapho also revealed the show is in a good space and has grown significantly.  

“It’s the fastest-growing [and it is] hitting record numbers and winning new audiences every day. We are excited about the big storylines coming down the line,” said Nhlapho.  

Most of e.tv’s fans expressed excitement about the cancellation as they are not interested in watching sex on TV and want Imbewu: The Seed to return to the 9.30 pm timeslot.   

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“I think access to explicit content is a lot, since the advent of social media and the so-called for Only Fans, so people know how to get the content.”  


“Yho!! this is a clear indication that not everything that trends on Twitter is doing good in numbers. E.G. Hip hop is only back on Twitter, this is after all the hype for 7 days last week. Sad situation.”  


“No surprises. They thought sex only sells. We’re not a bunch of sex-crazed, violent people. Look at Skeem Saam. 10 years of consistency and hardly any controversy.”  


“I guess Black Brain should continue doing drama series and sitcoms, telenovelas are not for them. They should continue with the likes of Ses’Top La and Lockdown.”  


“Black brain productions are trying to be different they bring fresh storyline and all but South Africans don’t seem to be interested also I wonder if we need more time to get used to these storylines or what.” 

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