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Friday, 15 September 2023 16:34

Showmax series Adulting is coming back for season 2.

Entertainment Reporter.

Drama series Adulting is coming back for season 2, Showmax announced on Friday, confirming production has started.

The first season set a new record for the most first-day views on Showmax of any drama series, well ahead of Succession S4, The Last of Us S1 and The White Lotus S2 - the three most-nominated shows overall at the upcoming 75th Emmy Awards. 

Adulting follows four friends in Johannesburg. Their strong bond has held them together after varsity even as their journeys in life have taken them in very different directions. As they try to grow as men, finding love, success and the best nightlife spots in Jozi, they turn to each other for laughs and support. 

Production house Tshedza Pictures confirmed all four lead cast members were returning for season 2 - Thembinkosi Mthembu (Outlaws, Shaka iLembe and The River) as Bonga, Nhlanhla Kunene (The River, Lavish) as Eric, Thabo Rammusi (The Suit) as Mpho and Luthando BU Mthembu (Big Brother Mzansi) as Vuyani. Luthando recently won the Best Dressed On Screen Personality Award at the GQ Best Dressed 2023 Awards. Breakout star Londeka Shishi is also returning as Nkanyezi.

Tshedza Pictures owners Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon gave a little teaser on what to expect on season 2.  

While details of the new season are under wraps for now, Phathu said the Showmax Original will remain "a fun show about good times and brotherhood, with lots of heart", grounded in the migrant experience in Jozi, where, "You leave your town of origin and come to Joburg as an adult and the friends you make in that time become your family". 

Gwydion said the 18LSDVN show will keep raising eyebrows in its second season. "Our research into the stuff South African men get up to keeps shocking us."

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.