Two of South Africa’s biggest names in TV, Sello Maake kaNcube and Lerato Mvelase, will star alongside each other as husband and wife in The Station, a new drama series coming to Mzansi Magic and Showmax in April, which will see complex power dynamics come into play between four employees who suddenly become shareholders of a filling station.
When Don (played by the legendary Owen Sejake) leaves his station to his four employees, a lot of scheming and backstabbing comes into play as they all try to take control of the station. But a clash of personalities and an intense rivalry threaten to destroy the legacy left by Don, their ex-boss who was known as a successful businessman with a passion for giving back to the community.
“This is a classic South African story. Everyday people find themselves inheriting fortunes from their bosses or family members and the defining factor is how they are able to navigate through their easily acquired riches,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
“What makes this drama series a must-watch is that despite its non-stop action, plotting and twists and turns, viewers will be exposed to content that someone around them, be it a relative, friend or neighbour, has had to live through. With the gripping storyline and an impressive cast, this promises to be one of the hottest dramas to premiere this April,” she concludes.
The show will also see actor Sphamandla Ndhludhlu star as Caesar, a young man determined to see the business succeed to improve his socio-economic conditions and support his father, Themba (Ernest Ndlovu), who is wheelchair-bound. But Diliza (Aubrey Mmakola) threatens to take control of the filling station and run it into the ground. Will Cynthia (Lerato Mvelase), Fix (Sello Maake kaNcube) and Caesar be able to stop him?
Watch this 13-part drama series on Mzansi Magic DStv Channel 161 from 5 April 2021 at 20:00 PM and express to Showmax.