By Our Reporter
Sanyu TV show is returning for season two.
This was revealed by the show director, Matthew Nabwiso while he took media on a location tour for a behind the scenes peek into the making of the show.
“We filmed season one which was 100 episodes,” Matthew Nabwiso said. “Now, we are shooting season two which will be 260 episodes.”
“We could go as far as nine seasons. For the next five or six years, we could still be producing content for Sanyu.” He added.
The show is shot in a palatial home located on Mutungo hill. The home boasts of a swimming pool with a lush green compound covered in tree shade, which has provided an ideal spot for shooting pool parties as well as some of the romantic scenes.
“Most of the scenes are shot here. Actually about 70 percent of show. But we still go out there to shoot other scenes like restaurants and apartments.” Nabwiso revealed.
He admits that having a production venue for the show has helped save on time and money.
For instance, they manage to shoot until late without much worry despite curfew restrictions since the house provides accommodation to the crew and cast.
Sanyu season one premiered February this year and has gone on to become an instant success, receiving rave reviews from viewers.
It tells the story of an innocent, rural teenage girl who has to leave her family and education behind to do a maid’s job for a complex, wealthy urban family, where she falls for the young son of the house.
The TV show stars Tracy Kababiito in the leading role as Sanyu. Other big names on the show include Housen Mushema, Eleonor Nabwiso, Abbey Mukiibi and Kuddzu Isaac among others.
The show was commissioned by MultiChoice Uganda.
Joan Semanda, the PR and Communications Manager at Multichoice Uganda, says the show was picked for production because it tells a story about family and the dynamics of the day-to-day life in our homes, a story they wanted to bring to their Ugandan audience.
“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we saw an opportunity. People were at home and needed something different to watch on their TV, while we needed to continue on our approach of availing space to tell the local story.” Semanda further noted.
Semanda further noted that they’re committed to financing local content because there’s increased demand for it.
Sanyu season two is expected to premiere soon.
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