TV show is ready to roll
The second season of SABC3’s local drama High Rollers – which is all about backstabbing, betrayal and gambling – promises to be more electrifying and educational this time around.
The launch of the new season took place at the lavish New York Club in Fourways this week. High Rollers will kick off on our screens on June 29 on SABC3.
Actor and model Maps, real name Masego Maponyane, was announced as a new addition to the High Rollers family and is playing a 25-year-old security guard on the show.
Maponyane, also the MC for the night, told the guests he was “excited” to be on the new show.
Also spotted was one of the cast members and veteran actor Xolile Tshabalala, who will play the character of Gugu Mogale alongside veteran thespian Fezile Mpela, who plays Thato “TT” Mogale.
Tshabalala told City Press the reason we don’t see her often on our screens any more is because she’s been busy working behind the scenes.
“I don’t just accept any job offer any more. I choose which television production I want to be in.
“Gone are those days when we used to be on every show. Now I’ve grown and I know my worth,” she said.
Mpela said people always assumed that once you were not on television, you had disappeared.
“What people need to remember is that we discover ourselves when we do certain things in the industry. “I have discovered that I can do voiceovers and other things the industry presents us with,” said Mpela.
He added that High Rollers was about drama and viewers would witness things they hadn’t seen before on South African television. “It’s not about a pay cheque this time, but what we can showcase as actors,” he said. Mpela said he was working on a big show, but refused to divulge details about it.