Exclusive! first peek at the new soapie
Here’s your exclusive first look at the new generations, with tau and karabo leading the drama.
i n case you’re wondering where karabo and tau (connie ferguson and rapulana seiphemo) have been for the past four years, tune into sabc1 on monday 1 december when generations returns from its two-month hiatus. “there was no other way of coming back except with a bang,” says rapulana, hinting at a spectacular opening scene. “the location shoot was epic and i had a lot of fun.” but it’s not always going to be like that as karabo and tau settle down into married life and settle some scores in the business arena. “viewers are in for interesting times,” says rapulana.
same guy, new game
the tau that viewers loved to hate saw his fate sealed when he died by the sword he lived by – he was shot and “killed” in 2006 when a business deal went awry. it was later revealed that he had actually faked his death and had been in witness protection for the last four years. in 2010, he and karabo got married and moved overseas to start a new, drama-free life. that was the last time we saw them… until now. upon their return, has tau become a better person, settling down with his wife and kids? or is this leopard
yet to change his spots? “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” rapulana reveals with a naughty grin. “tau always has an agenda and he’s as calculating as ever. he keeps his cards close to his chest while on his mission to build his own legacy, apart from the morokas.” oooh! smells like trouble’s brewing, especially considering that his wife’s a moroka who’s set on continuing her father and brother’s legacy in the advertising industry…
the revamped generations also marks the first time viewers will get to really see karabo and tau as a married couple and generations producers promise that four years down the line, we’ll get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. the soapie supercouple and their blended family – daughter angela (lebohang mthunzi), stepson jonathan (jt modupe) and nephew smangaliso (moopi mothibeli) – are trying to function as a unit but it’s not smooth sailing all the way. “from the word go, you can read between the lines that something’s not kosher between the two of them,” says rapulana of tau and his wife. “they have strong personalities. it’s not like one walks over the other, but there’s an element of silent competition between the two of them.”
bad to the bone!
it’s not just in the home that tau experiences drama, but on the business playing field as well. “what would tau be without a rival? there’s definitely someone who’s going to challenge him and lead him back into his dodgy ways,” says rapulana mischievously. “it’s like i never left. the past few weeks of shooting have been like getting back onto a bicycle and i’m enjoying being tau again,” he says. “it’s not like people would ever let me forget… i still get called tau even after playing other characters following my departure from generations six years ago.”
wow – how amazing do tau and karabo look after four years away from generations screens?
letoya with her new castmate vuyo dabula,
who plays gadaffi.