Netflix begins countdown to premiere of JIVA!

Netflix SA has begun the countdown to the premiere of its first South African original dance series, JIVA!, which stars Noxolo Dlamini as the lead.

Netflix South Africa (SA) took to Twitter on Sunday, 20 June 2021, to share a preview of the new episodes and shows that are set to premiere this week. The post confirmed the debut of the paid subscription platform’s first local dance original series, JIVA!. The much-anticipated dance series is set in Durban, and is intended to display the vibrant dance culture of South Africa.

According to a promotional statement by Netflix on Monday, 7 June 2021, “JIVA! is a fun and energy-packed drama series that follows the life of the talented street dancer Ntombi, who while juggling the demands of a dead end job, family responsibility and a rocky love life realises that her dance moves could be her ticket out of her working class neighbourhood in Durban. But first, she must overcome her fears, beat her rivals and sort out the chaos that is her family.”

The cast is led by Noxolo Dlamini, Candice Modiselle, Stella Dlangalala, Sne Mbatha and Zazi Kunene. The supporting cast members include Prince Grootboom, Given Stuurman, Zamani Mbatha and Anga Makubalo. JIVA! premieres on Netflix SA on Thursday, 24 June 2021.

See the post below.