The Kings Of Joburg season 2 begins with the leadership of Connie Ferguson

The Kings Of Joburg season 2 begins with the leadership of Connie Ferguson

Kings Of Joburg have begun and Connie Ferguson shared that everything went well. The actress penned a sweet note to her late husband Shona Ferguson and expressed how proud she is of the team.

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Kings Of Joburg is in its second season as the first one became a success. The Netflix series features Shona who plays Simon “Vader” Masire, who is a member of the Kings Of Joburg brotherhood and is also the eldest of the Masire siblings, Zolisa Xaluva, Tk Sebothoma, Buhle Samuels, Cindy Mahlangu, Connie Ferguson, Abdul Khoza, SK Khoza, Tsholofelo Matshaba, Thembi Seete and many more.

 

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No word has come out yet whether Shona will be replaced in the series or not. Connie took to Instagram to let him know that productions went well. “Dear Sho. My ANGEL, thank you for EVERYTHING! Day 1 of KOJ on the 1st working day of the week was a success! You’d be very proud of the team! I certainly am! Long live my KING! Long live!”

When the late Shona created this 6-part series he said he wanted to show what brotherhood is all about.

“When I created KINGS OF JOBURG I wanted to root the show in elements of love, family, conflict and power. The premise of the series is centered around the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” and this narrative is explored in all 6 episodes. The mystical and thriller side of the story is inspired by the folk tales that I grew up learning about from my late father, Peter Harry Ferguson.”

“These stories kept me up at night and gave me nightmares but I had to bring them to life in a tale of human conflict. Audiences will be surprised to learn that despite the darkness of this story, Kings of Joburg, paints a beautiful picture of the city of Johannesburg. I am also grateful to have worked with such an amazing cast and crew who gave it their all and helped bring my vision to life,” he explained.

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But when the cast members were announced, The Fergusons caught some heat for ‘recycling’ talent. This was when open up the industry was still at it’s peak. He told ZAlebs that the term ‘recycling’ is very insulting to the talented actors in the country.

“The term “recycling actors” is very insulting to actors in our industry. Actors act. That’s what they do for a living. Saying because they’ve been on 1 project they should be cast away and someone new must be cast is unfair. I have never cared for this particular phrase “open up the industry” because it’s what we do every day of our lives.

“We give hundreds of actors work opportunities every single year, we give long term work to loyal hard-working actors and crew, so “Open Up the industry” is, unfortunately, a statement that is misused by bullies to tear others down. The number one rule to getting anything worthwhile done is to never get distracted by misinformed opinions. The industry IS open. You are just not doing enough to get the attention of casting directors. Complaining will never get any door open for you. Hard work and perseverance definitely will,” he explained.

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