Kenyan telenovela ‘Second Family’ follows the dysfunctional Gatehi – Lang’at families, which are fighting for control over a legacy that was left behind.
The anticipated show, set to premiere on March 22, has been produced by Adam Neutzsky-Wulff.
“It was partly the taboo of a man having two families that don’t know about each other, but even more the journey of the protagonist,” he said in a statement.
“This is a classic ‘fish out of water’ story, which we believe will resonate with Kenyan audiences because it is aspirational. It’s also packed with what seems to be the hallmark of any great show in this genre: gossip and intrigue.”
The telenovela stars newcomer Vanessa Okeyo as the protagonist Sinde, Brian Ogola (Disconnect 2), Helen Keli (Selina), Dora Nyaboke (Crime and Justice), Ian Mbugua (Single Kiasi), Nick Ndeda (18 Hours), Stephanie Muchiri (Paa), Serah Wanjiru (Sincerely Daisy) and Arabron Nyyneque (40 Sticks).
Others are Mumbi Maina (The Matrix Resurrections), Brian Abajah (Single Kiasi), Lewis Leshan (Crime and Justice), Ella Maina (Sincerely Daisy), Florence Nduta (Chaguo), John Sibi-Okumu (Crime and Justice), Charles J Ouda (Pepeta), Mary Mwikali (Market Price) and Eve Jackson (Mpakani).
Watch the trailer below: