1Magic’s The River will be canceled after the 6th season which will premiere on the 6th of February.
M-Net confirmed the news the end of the TV drama which launched in February 2018 as a prime-time drama vehicle to anchor M-Net’s 1Magic channel. 1Magic made its debut on DStv at the same time as The River, which was positioned as the channel’s flagship show, with the channel, which was created as a premium version of the existing Mzansi Magic channel for higher-tiered DStv subscribers.
An official statement was released to confirm the end of the telenovela.
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“At M-Net local entertainment channels we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the cast and crew of The River for a memorable five years,” says Shirley Adonisi, M-Net director for local entertainment channels. “Their hard work, dedication and brilliance have led to the telenovela’s success. The final season is going to be the show’s most epic one yet. The drama will be bigger and better, setting the stage for the ultimate finale.”
Showrunner Phathu Makwarela says: “When we created The River seven years ago, we knew that we wanted to tell a story that will have a definite ending. Now on its sixth season, we feel the time is right to bring the story of these beloved characters to an end, on our own terms and when viewers still treasure the show. As the saying goes, ‘A good dancer always knows when to leave the stage’, and now it’s that time for The River.”