It seems as though Vuyo Dabula has taken a U-turn on his decision to leave SABC 1’s hit television series Generations: The Legacy. His regret stems from the fact that there will no longer be Queen Sono season 2.
Just last week, it was confirmed that season 2 of the First African Netflix Original Series, has been canceled due to Covid-19-related challenges.
Fans were left disappointed after Vuyo Dabula, who plays Gadaffi on Generations: The legacy confirmed that he would be leaving the show. He told Daily Sun , “It is what it is” when asked to confirm the news.
The producers had given him an ultimatum and asked him to choose between the soapie and
Queen Sono . He, of course chose Queen Sono, but a thunderbolt had been dropped on him when he was informed that the Netflix series would no longer continue.
Now, his tone has changed to a very shocking “I am not leaving the show,” when he was asked to confirm the recent rumors. An unnamed source however has told Daily Sun that producer of the show could not care less about Vuyo’s sudden change of mind, saying they battled to come up with ‘an exit story’ in a very short space of time.
The source told the publication that producers are adamant about kicking him off the show as planned and as per his previous request.
In a statement sent to ZAlebs, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that they have decided to not continue with the second season.
“ We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netflix.
A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.” said a Netflix Spokesperson
The director of the series says they had written a great storyline but it was difficult to bring it to life.
“We wrote a beautiful story that spanned the continent but unfortunately could not be executed in these current trying times,” said Kagiso Lediga, Director (Diprente).
The series starred Pearl Thusi who played the lead, Vuyo Dabula who played Shandu Johnson Magwaza as well as Abigail Khubeka.