Popular Showmax telenovela The Wife has absolutely captured the imagination of South Africans in recent months. It’s no wonder the streaming platform has been working on a behind-the-scenes special dubbed The Wife: Behind The Veil, whose trailer is now out.
The eight-part special gives fans a chance to find out more about the Zulu brothers and the women who love them.
‘The Wife: Behind The Veil’ on Showmax
The Wife broke records on Showmax, won DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards for Abdul Khoza (Nqoba) and Kwenzo Ngcobo (Qhawe), and is now up for 10 SAFTAs, including Best Telenovela, Best Actor (Bonko Khoza as Mqhele), Best Supporting Actor (Abdul Khoza as Nqoba), and Supporting Actress (Zikhona Sodlaka as Mandisa).
While you wait for Season 3 in November 2022, Behind The Veil brings all your faves back to revisit the questions that kept The Wife at the top of Twitter every Thursday for two seasons.
In episode 1, Bonko and Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Hlomu) talk about their characters’ toxic love story and how the nation fell in and then out of love with Mqhele. In episode 2, the directors and writers of The Wife weigh in on what “inspired by” actually means and the controversial changes they made to Dudu Busani-Dube’s beloved books.
In episode 3, Khanyi Mbau (Zandile) and Mondli Makhoba (Nkosana) reflect on their characters’ love story – and the lengths Nkosana and the Zulu brothers were willing to go to in order to get Zandile out of jail.
In episode 4, the Zulu brothers revisit their favourite action sequences – and the times the slaps really landed. In episode 5, Mbalenhle and Khanyi reflect on being married into the Zulu brothers’ crime family, as well as their similarities and differences.
Episode 6 looks at the music that drove the show, from Anzo’s title track to Brendan Jury’s score, while also catching up with Abdul to find out more about his other career…. In episode 7, Khanyi and Mondli talk about that scene that saw The Wife reclassified as 18LSDVN by The Film and Publication Board.
In episode 8, the Zulu brothers’ resident nkabi Sipho Ndlovu (Sambulo) will speak through their enemies, from the Majola brothers to the police commissioner to Dlakadla, while Kwenzo and Gaisang K Noge (Naledi) will talk about their hopes for Season 3.
Featuring never-seen-before footage and back-from-the-dead appearances from the likes of Siyabonga Shibe and Ntando Mncube (the Majola brothers), this is one special the 5am club won’t want to miss.
Stream the first two episodes of The Wife: Behind The Veil on 5 August 2022, with two new episodes every Friday until 26 August 2022.
The trailer is available to watch on YouTube.