Weekend Post (South Africa)
‘7de Laan’ celebrates 17 years with special 4 000th episode milestone
SABC2’s 7de Laan reaches a milestone of 4 000 episodes this Thursday at 6pm. The much-anticipated 4 000th episode was recorded on January 18, marking 7de Laan’s 17th year on air.
Months of preparation and planning went into every aspect of this episode – directed by the renowned Henry Mylne over two full days of shooting – in order to make it an epic one.
The 7de Laan team said they could promise fans a “spectacular” 4 000th episode with an intriguing story line that would keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
The episode starts off on a very romantic note with Xander and Vanessa preparing for their wedding day. A few familiar faces comes to visit Hillside for the special occasion. But no one can predict what happens next . . .
“We have done nothing like this before and this episode truly showcases how far 7de Laan has come in the past 17 years,” Mylne said.
The soapie also welcomes one of South Africa’s renowned R&B sensations Keabetswe Motsilanyane in her new role as Lesedi, a 36-year-old feisty and powerful lawyer with a proven track record. Lesedi arrives in Hillside to represent Cecile, the mother of Vince’s love child, Christopher.
Lesedi is intelligent and dedicated to her career and will fight tirelessly for causes she believes in. But she hasn’t given up on the dream of having her own family and finding true love.
Known for her role as Lucilla Vilakazi on the e-tv soap opera Rhythm City, KB is set to bring her acting capabilities to the Laan where she will be joining the other permanent lead actors.
Don’t miss 7de Laan from Monday to Friday at 6pm on SABC2.