ZDF Studios has secured global licensing rights for the South African drama, "Legacy" outside Africa, Latin America and French speaking territories.“We are thrilled to have ZDF Studios represent our SAFTA award winning Telenovela Legacy," Mauro Black, Director Content Sales and Distribution at Multichoice, said. "The series performed well with audiences in South Africa and partnering with the highly respected ZDF Studios is going to allow our proudly African content to be enjoyed across the globe.”
Awarded a SAFTA (2021) for Best Telenovela, "Legacy," an English language series, was produced by Tshedza Pictures as an original for the premium subscription TV channel M-Net, their first commission in that genre. ZDF Studios concluded the distribution deal with M-Net Electronic Media Network Ltd and DSTV Media Sales Ltd.
Featuring a varied cast with Mary-Anne Barlow, Michelle Botes, Dawid Minnaar, Kgomotso Christopher, Siyabong Thwala a.o. in the lead roles, the series was written by Gwydion Beynon and Phathutshedzo Makwarela a.o.. “We are delighted to be partnering with M-Net on this extraordinary, binge-worthy series," Yuliya Fischer, Director Drama, ZDF Studios added31st said. "As Legacy will be one of the key titles on our drama slate at this year’s Mipcom, we are looking forward to introducing it to our clients in Cannes.”
Set in the fast-lane world of investment banking and billionaires, Legacy is a story about a family at war with itself. The conflict, as family members struggle for power, the high stakes and romantic liaisons create startling storylines that keep audiences coming back for more. The story takes place in an upmarket investment empire established decades ago by Sebastian Price, the elderly patriarch of a super-wealthy family. Nearing retirement from his position as CEO, who will take control? When tragedy strikes that leads to his death, a power struggle ensues. His bitter ex-wife, Angelique, and their ruthless daughter Felicity will do whatever it takes to ensure that Sebastian’s second wife, Dineo, does not push her playboy son into the role. Betrayal, secrets, lies and revenge come to the fore as they fight to protect their legacy.
We are thrilled to have ZDF Studios represent our SAFTA award winning Telenovela Legacy. The series performed well with audiences in South Africa and partnering with the highly respected ZDF Studios is going to allow our proudly African content to be enjoyed across the globe.” Mauro Black Director Content Sales and Distributio, Multichoice