Confirmed: The River cancelled after six seasons. The drama series has been topping trends of late after it was revealed that it had been cancelled. It joins a host of drama series that have been axed from the screens. A few months ago, viewers took to social media to complain about the drama series. Its storyline and plot have been put to blast. In the mix of things, the showrunners have decided to pukll the plug on the drama series.
The news of its cancellation flooded social media after it was reported that it would not be renewed for season 7. However, it will be kissing small screens goodbye this year, and several actors have already started exiting the show. Its chopping came in the backdrop of the axing of the Mzansi Magic drama series The Queen which was axed last year.
The Queen is wrapping its scenes, and a new show is already on the cards to take over its timeslot. Taking to Twitter, Phil Mphela tweeted:
TV: The River cancelled
Mnet Local Entertainment Channels has made the official announcement that the new season of #TheRiver1Magic will be it’s last. Season 6 of the multi-award winning telenovela starts February 6th
Confirmed: The River cancelled after six seasons
The Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, Shirley Adonisi, has since weighed into the matter with a public statement. She applauded the cast and producers of the show for their unmatched flair over the five years of the series airing. She made it known to the viewers of The River that the finale would be action-packed.
“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. 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,” she said.
The Executive Producer at Tshedza Pictures, Phathu Makwarela, said that when they created the telenovela, they wanted it to have a definite ending. He said they saw it fit to end the show in season 6 because they felt it was the right time to do so. Phathu told that they wanted to end the show on their terms.
“When we created The River seven years ago, we knew we wanted to tell a story with 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 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 is Season 6,” Phathu Makwarela said.