Netflix is set to welcome a new South African comedy series to its lineup.
Titled “Miseducation,” the upcoming young adult series is scheduled to launch on September 15th.
The streaming giant introduced the series, providing an official description of what viewers can expect.
“Miseducation” follows the journey of Mbali Hadebe (Buntu Petse), who finds herself facing setbacks after her family’s assets are seized due to her mother Brenda Hadebe’s (Baby Cele) corrupt political involvement. Seeking to escape her mother’s tainted legacy, Mbali enrolls at Grahamstown University in Makhanda, determined to recreate herself.
Mbali’s path to reinvention is nothing short of unique. From driving the campus cab to making appearances on the campus gossip show “The Spill” hosted by Raeesah (Nicole Bessick), and even launching an SRC campaign, her journey to reclaim her standing is aided by her newfound squad, consisting of Jay (Prev Reddy) and Natalie (Micaela Tucker).
The narrative also revolves around the SRC campaign, with campus rowing champion Sivu Levine (Lunga Shabalala) entering the political arena alongside seasoned activist ‘Comrade’ Caesar (Mpho Sebeng) and the enigmatic Mubarak (Ebenhazer Dibakwane).
Produced by Burnt Onion Productions, “Miseducation” is the brainchild of Rethabile Ramaphakela, also the Creative Director of Burnt Onion, who expressed excitement about sharing the series.
Ramaphakela noted that the show delves into the tumultuous world of university life, offering a comedic and dramatic portrayal of teenagers grappling with complex issues while navigating their self-contained world.
The series boasts a diverse cast, including Buntu Pentse as Mbali Hadede, Lunga Shabalala as Sivu Levine, Micaela Tucker as Natalie Levine, Prev Reddy as Jay Naidoo, Sechaba Ramphele as Junior, and Mpho Sebeng as Caesar Mokoena.
Behind the camera, “Miseducation” is directed by Catharine Cooke, Themba Mfebe, Lwazi Mvuzi, and Rea Rangaka.
Executive producers include Katleho Ramaphakela, Rethabile Ramaphakela, and Tshepo Ramaphakela.
The series promises to bring a refreshing blend of offbeat humor and relatable storytelling to audiences, offering a window into the lives of a vibrant group of characters navigating the complexities of young adulthood in a South African town.