Thursday, December 7, 2017
kykNET's Cape Town soap Suidooster extended from 4 to 5 episodes per week from April 2018.
The Afrikaans Cape Town set and filmed soap Suidooster for kykNET & Kie (DStv 145) is ramping up production after M-Net's Afrikaans TV division decided to extend the soap to 5 days a week from April 2018.
Suidooster, set in the fictional Ruiterbosch suburb, produced by Suidooster Films and filmed on set at Atlantic Studios, will be shown 5 days a week from 2 April on kykNET & Kie and kykNET (DStv 144) at 18:30.
The first Friday episode of Suidooster will be on Friday 6 April 2018.
"kykNET viewers are incredibly enthusiastic about Suidooster and have asked since the first episode whether the soap couold be broadcast 5 days a week," says Karen Meiring, M-Net director for Afrikaans channels.
"It's really nice for kykNET to break the news before Christmas that the Samsodiens, Octobers, Du Plooys, Gerbers, Daniels brothers and the rest of the Ruiterbosch residents are going to visit South African living rooms every weekday from next year."
Actress Denise Newman who portrays Bridgette October says "although we'll have to learn more words, we do it with a smile because Suidooster fans deserve a Friday episode. Their support of the soap is phenomenal."
Jill Levenberg who plays Mymoena Samsodien says "it's the best Christmas present for Suidooster fans".
The soap started on 16 November 2015 with 3 weekly episodes that got extended to 4 episodes since July 2016.
The soap's permanent cast include stars like Abduraghmaan Adams, Cedwyn Joel, Dean Smith, Denise Newman, Desiré Gardner, Eden Classens, Gantane Kusch, Gideon Lombard, Greta Pietersen, Irshaad Ally, Jill Levenberg, Lauren Joseph, Marcel van Heerden, Marco Spaumer, Maurice Paige, Portia Joel, Simone Biscombe, Theresa Sedras and Vashti Prins.