Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
17 Sep 2021
5:10 pm

When you can expect to watch ‘Real Housewives of Durban’ season 2

Kaunda Selisho

According to Showmax, Real Housewives of Durban season 2 will be available alongside the new Real Housewives to Lagos (RHOL) in early 2022.

Now that Real Housewives of Durban season 2 has been confirmed, fans of the show are wondering if Nonku Williams (pictured above) and the other cast members would be returning | Picture: Twitter

Showmax’s smash hit The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) has been renewed for a second season but viewers will have to wait until 2022 to see season 2. According to a statement issued by Showmax, Real Housewives of Durban season 2 will be available first on Showmax in more than 40 African countries in early 2022 alongside a new franchise, The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL).

Produced in partnership with ​​NBC Universal, The Real Housewives of Lagos will debut in early 2022 as a Showmax Original. 

This announcement comes on the back of the news that the Durban franchise broke Showmax records earlier this year in South Africa. 

After this success, the show was then made available in 50 countries across Africa and was later launched in numerous international territories, including Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and the Philippines.

“The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. This also marks the 16th international version of The Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa.”

RHOL joins the ranks among the first two African editions; The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (RHOJ), which was one of the 10 most streamed local series on Showmax in 2019, and RHOD (which broke records when it launched on the African streaming service in January 2021.) 

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“We’ve seen audiences across Africa devour The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” said Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. 

“The Real Housewives franchise lends itself to localisation and we know our audience is going to love seeing the show reinvented Naija-style. We can’t wait to show the continent – and the world – another side of Lagos, with all the drama, high fashion and luxury you’d expect from The Real Housewives franchise.” 

“We are so proud to build on the international success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban with our partner Showmax,” added Ana Langenberg, SVP, Format Sales & Production, NBCUniversal International Formats. 

“The vibrancy of Lagos and its rich culture, fashion and opulence makes for the perfect setting for the show. We also can’t wait to see the second season of Durban come to life and deliver fans all over the world even more extravagance and entertainment.”

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