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New local drama series Maseko Ties launches exclusively on StarSat

By in Art, Culture, Entertainment on September 1, 2016

StarSat announced the launch of new local drama series Maseko Ties, at an event held at Le Chatelat Boutique Hotel in Sandhurst, Sandton.

Maseko ties – where Grey’s Anatomy meets Generations will debut on Monday, 05th September 2016 on StarTimes One, channel120 from 20:30 – 21:00.  The programme produced by KMP Productions will be flighted from Monday to Wednesday each week and is available exclusively on the StarSat platform

The dynamic and talented cast promises to bring glamour, opulence and intrigue to this medical drama. Maseko Ties joins the other local productions Puppet Nation, David Kau’s House and Point of Order available on StarSat.

Says Mike Dearham VP of StarTimes, “Local content is very popular with our subscribers and we believe that Maseko Ties will fast become a firm favourite with our viewers. At StarSat we are committed to growing local content and enabling producers to provide high quality local programmes for the pay TV industry. The appetite for local content continues to grow and we will constantly search for new local content to meet the viewing preferences of our subscribers.”

Maseko Ties cast members include:

  • Yonda Thomas plays Mike
  • Monnye Kunupi plays Christina
  • Amos Ketlele plays Dr John Maseko
  • Tshepo Desando plays Syndey
  • Mpho Mabaso plays Carol
  • Sibusisiwe Jili plays Molly
  • Nina Marais plays Charlene
  • Samela Tyelbooi plays Grace

Synopsis on Maseko Ties:

Maseko Ties is a drama series full of glamour, opulence and intrigue. Its tagline; bound by blood, frayed by desire; encapsulates the essence of the show. Centred on the Masekos, a complex and fascinating, very well-to-do family, this series explores the ties that bind. Ties of love, loyalty, pride and legacy that unite and strengthen a family; and the hidden ties of jealousy, secrets, dangerous ambition, manipulation and defiance that threaten to unravel them.

Ties can either hold, or snap; strengthen, or unravel. Witness the tension as Dr. John Maseko fights to preserve the Maseko legacy and his idea of the perfect family. Watch as he grooms each of them to play very specific roles, especially his eldest daughter, Grace Maseko, a doctor too, but in her own right.

Follow Grace as she wavers between honouring her father’s vision for her life and becoming the next chief of staff at the J. Maseko Hospital, and experiencing the joys of falling in love – with photographer 10-years younger than her, and working as an aid doctor in poor, rural Africa.   Be entertained as a cast of colourful characters add their own ties to this knot of ambition and defiance. There is Molly, the youngest sibling who resents Grace and has visions of her doctor husband, Sydney, taking over the hospital – and plans to get him there.  Sydney has his own agenda – a vendetta against the family. What is it and why is it there?

Meet Carol, the stable middle sister – the peacemaker of the group. What happens when she has to fight for her life in a war against cancer?

Watch Aunt Rose, the aunt from the other side of the tracks, push buttons and pull strings, seemingly like a bull in a china shop, but really a cunning watcher of manoeuvres.

Then there is Sandra. Friend of the family, who is just that little bit too close to John.

Every episode is a masterpiece of moves and countermoves as the ties that bind the Maseko family shift, loosen, retie and tighten. Maseko Ties is a tense tapestry of family drama that is compelling and will leave audiences wanting to know… what happens next?