Ex­clu­sive! first peek at the new soapie

Here’s your ex­clu­sive first look at the new gen­er­a­tions, with tau and karabo lead­ing the drama.

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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…

mar­i­tal bliss?

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.

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