'Seriously Single': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the South African romedy on Netflix
Set in Johannesburg, the film follows two besties: Dineo, a social media expert who yearns for love and a fairytale marriage, and Noni, a commitmentphobe, who finds herself falling for an unlikely man
Netflix is feeding us singletons with real wholesome and relatable content these days. In its new library of offerings this month, the streaming platform is also diversifying its visual content with films and series from various cultural hot spots. Viewers get to see how love is portrayed and perceived all around the world. One of the upcoming additions to its vast rom-com library is a South African film, 'Seriously Single', and here's everything you need to know about it.
'Seriously Single' is set to release on Netflix on July 31.
The film is set in Johannesburg, South Africa, and follows two best friends. Dineo is a romantic social media expert who only yearns for love and fairytale marriage. She is a serial monogamist, dating to fall in love and falling in love to get married. While marriage is the endgame, she never gets that far, and always ends up getting dumped. But when she meets Lunga Sibiya, he seems to be the perfect guy, the man she's waited for, all her life. He shares her values and perceptions when it comes to love and relationships. She's sure she's hit the jackpot with him until she finds out that he has been busy planning out his forever with someone else. After a messy breakup with Lunga, she struggles to find her feet again and her commitment-phobe bestie, Noni comes to her rescue to help her face what she's always dreaded. Life as a single woman.
Dineo moves out of Lunga's apartment and seeks Noni's home as her haven for the time being, while she grapples with moving on from another failed relationship. She's hit rock bottom, but Noni is her pillar of strength, encouraging her to enjoy her newfound single status, meet new people and find herself again. However, its easier said than done. Dineo finds that she's intimidated because she hasn't been single for years. Noni, on the other hand, is happy to be there for her best friend and her guide her through her new journey as a singleton. But love strikes at the most uncertain times, taking you off guard and sweeping you off your feet. Noni unexpectedly finds herself falling for an unlikely man and Dineo struggles to confront her romantic flaws.
This only further complicates things, when Lunga makes a come back after realizing that Dineo is the one for him, and declares his undying love for her. And although Dineo isn't the same woman she once was, will she say stay true to her new self or will the fear of being perpetually lonely force her to fling herself back in Lunga's arms?
Mugovhani graduated with a degree in musical theatre from the Tshwane University of Technology and went on to join Hong Kong Disneyland's 'Lion King' Festival, as Nala. She made her television debut in 2013 playing Nikki in the comedy-drama miniseries 'Remix'. She also starred in 'Scandal!' as Anzani, an aspiring photojournalist. She is the recipient of the Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film, the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, South Africa Film and Television Awards, and Africa International Film Festival Awards. In 2017, she was cast in the soap, 'Isidingo', and portrayed Grace. Later that year she starred as 'Rendani' in the boxing-themed television series 'Ring of Lies'. Mughovani plays Dineo, in 'Seriously Single.'
Morake is an actress and a writer best known for being the first African woman to have her own show on Netflix, 'WTF Tumi'. In addition to that, she is also known to be the first woman to host 'Comedy Central Presents' in Africa. She started working at Arepp Theatre for life, a touring educational they're a company, and then switched to the comedy industry in 2005. She would perform regular stand up gigs in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Morake has also authored a book, title 'And Then Mama Said'. She portrays Noni in 'Seriously Single'.
Moeko had always desired to venture into the entertainment industry as a child but didn't do so until much later in his life. He first worked in the construction industry as a quantity surveyor for about two years, before he quit altogether to pursue acting. He enrolled in acting classes and scooped his first gig in 2013 as Victor in 'Zabalaza'. From then on, he has acted in several films, including 'Ring of Lies', 'Side Dish', 'Scandal!','The Hot Zone' and 'Isithunzi'. He is Lunga in 'Seriously Single'.
We will update this space with the official trailer for 'Seriously Single' soon.
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