After it had previously been reported that the SABC had issued a stern warning against Uzalo to change its boring storyline as numbers were dwindling, the soapie is proving that no chopping block formed against it shall prosper.
This is after SABC 1 announced a 3-year agreement with Stained Glass, the producers of the ever so popular drama series Uzalo. It is the first time that such a long-term arrangement has been put in place and it represents an unequivocal vote of confidence the channel places in Mzansi’s best-performing soapie by far.
“Uzalo has earned it and its performance speaks for itself. The property has broken a set of records in the industry for a soapie or a long-running drama series. It’s the youngest entry in the SABC stable and it is phenomenal what the property has managed to achieve despite the challenges this year has shown not only in the broadcasting landscape but the country as a whole. ” says Sane Zondi – SABC 1’s Programmes Manager.
This long term arrangement will provide the SABC and the production team ample time to invest more in workshopping storyline developments with the view to produce more powerful storylines thus impacting positively on the overall quality of the show.
With this arrangement in place, SABC 1 viewers can look forward to more gripping storylines coming from their favorite soapie.