Image: Black Tax/BET Africa
Image: Black Tax/BET Africa
BET Africa (DStv Channel 129), in partnership with Showmax, announced the highly-anticipated return of Black Tax Season 2, starring lead Jo-Anne Reyneke who portrays the character of Thuli Dlamini.
After the first-ever locally co-produced original sitcom with BET Africa and Showmax scooped a Safta for Best Scriptwriting in a TV Comedy, the new season with its new and existing cast members, aired on BET Africa on 9 October at 19:00 (CAT).
Black Tax is a hilarious, fun and light-hearted sitcom entrenched in the culture of black tax. If you think you’re just earning your way in this world, think again because it’s payback since the first paycheque. The original sitcom follows a black professional, Thuli, who grapples with the unsaid aspect of her community that affects most middle-class African people. Thuli has to deal with the unspoken law that most viewers can resonate with: of paying back to the family and extended family. Season 2 will see Thuli going to night school to up-skill herself, in order to rise above her black tax.
“I’m beyond excited about Black Tax Season 2,” Jo-Anne Reyneke commented. “I’ve been waiting so long to be with my cast mates/family in the crazy, fun and safe environment we’ve created with each other. What’s even more exciting is all the new characters that have joined our family, and we’ve been jelling so well. The script is funnier, there are way more laughs on set, sometimes it’s really hard to get through scenes without bursting into laughter. All in all I’m really excited for people to see it.”
The second season of Black Tax welcomes new cast members – the legendary thespian Owen Sejake, the funny and talented Motlatsi Mafatshe and newcomer Asante Mabuza – to expand a storyline as the meddlesome new neighbours of Thuli and her crazy family. Motlatsi plays Nkanyiso, Thuli’s potential love interest, while Owen plays the character of Bra Hugo, an old player and Nkanyiso’s father. Asante will portray the character of Lulu, Nkanyiso’s daughter. Viewers can lookout for a host of new celebrity cameos as well as returning Season 1 favourites.
“The expanded storyline, with new cast members, promises to bring more laughs for viewers’ entertainment,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa and Peer Lead BET International.
For the creators, it has been a thrill to see the second season make its debut after the first scored six Safta nominations:
“It’s especially rewarding to be back on set with BET Africa and Showmax, creating comedy magic as we take a look at the lighter side of the black tax phenomenon in South Africa. Lwazi Mvusi, Byron Abrahams and Meren Reddy have again brought their award-winning writing skills to bear, but this season we’re expanding the cast with some very interesting additions to the Dlamini family’s world,” said Luke Rous, Executive Producer at RousHouse Productions.
Black Tax is an industry-led co-production collaboration between BET Africa, RousHouse Productions and Showmax.
To enjoy all the laughter, tune into Black Tax Season 2, the BET Africa and Showmax original sitcom that made its debut on 9 October at 19:00 (CAT) on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129). Black Tax Season 2 is also available on Showmax.