Mqhele (Bonko Khoza) and Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Hlomu) in The Wife.
- Showmax has released the first trailer for its upcoming telenovela, The Wife.
- The show, premiering on 11 November, is based on the best-selling novel Hlomu the Wife by Dudu Busani-Dube.
- Rising star Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Skeem Saam, Isipho) will play Hlomu in the series.
Showmax has released a teaser of their upcoming telenovela, The Wife.
The clip gives fans their first glimpse of the actors who landed the coveted roles in the series.
Rising star Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Skeem Saam, Isipho) will play Hlomu, the journalist who falls in love with a taxi driver, not realising that when you marry a man, you marry his secrets, while Mqhele will be played by Bonko Khoza, who burst onto the acting scene as Jabz in the multi-award-winning film Necktie Youth and has since appeared in the likes of Professionals and the Emmy-nominated Roots.
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The Wife is based on the best-selling novel Hlomu the Wife by Dudu Busani-Dube.
Speaking about the two lead roles, Dudu said in a press statement: “I got to spend some time with Mbali and Bonko on set and they are great – new, fresh faces.”
She added: “They’ve already developed a chemistry and should do justice to the characters.”
Mbalenhle said she “jumped at the chance to audition” for the show when she first heard about it. “Funnily enough, a while back I did a Tik Tok pretending to be Hlomu the Wife and that I had ‘made it’, not knowing that I would end up playing the character. It was even trending,” she said.
The actor is happy that the cat is finally out of the bag. “It feels like I’ve been keeping a secret from my fans and followers for months, and I couldn’t even post a hint. I’ve been watching fans ‘casting’ from the sidelines on Twitter and Facebook but haven’t been able to say anything.”
The Wife starts on Showmax on 11 November with three episodes. Three new episodes will then be added every Thursday.