M-Net’s (DStv channel 101) flashy and fancy telenovela, Legacy, is every bit the Price-y drama it looks like from the outside. There are billions instead of millions, and that makes the betrayals, back-stabbing and deviousness all the more deliciously evil. A last will & testament is going to send the simmering peace into a full family nuclear meltdown, while a couple of characters will be looking at their love-lives in a whole new way.
Felicity Price (Mary-anne Barlow)
The eldest Price daughter has been through more than her fair share of drama lately, what with her employee toyboy lover, Stefan (Sean-Marco Voster), crashing her wedding to her ex-hubby, James (Robert Hobbs), and revealing that James orchestrated their son Charlie’s (AJ Cullinan) kidnapping and ransom. She has also lost business clout at Legacy Investments thanks to her murdered dad, Sebastian Price (Deon Lotz), writing her out of his will…
And now: No surprises here – Felicity is fuelled with vengeance, wrath and anger. She’s ready for blood and she doesn’t care who’s standing in her stepmom Dineo’s (Kgomotso Christopher) corner. As for her love life, Felicity is married to James but it was a marriage of convenience and she really, really, really cannot stomach the man she’s sleeping next to. Shame, and poor Stefan is forced to watch on from the side…
Dineo Price (Kgomotso Christopher)
It’s been a relatively quiet March and start of April for widow Mrs. Price. She’s mostly been on the outskirts, watching from the shadows as the family that she inherited – Sebastian’s 3 daughters and his ex-wife, Angelique – almost destroyed each other with their infighting. The start of April hasn’t gone according to plan, though – an envelope containing dead Seb’s last will & testament is about to throw a cat among the pigeons…
And now: Dineo has always been on the outs with her step-daughters no matter how much they’ve all played nice. April will almost certainly break any bond they had left over when that last will and testament document is read out and Dineo – and her and Sebastian’s son, SJ (Anton Jeftha) – are bequeathed everything. That’s going to be a problem because Felicity (not so much her sisters) is like a honey-badger and will simply not let go of what she feels belongs to her: Legacy Investments. Thankfully there’s a familiar face coming to Dineo’s aid: her rough-tough lawyer Sandra Stein (Shannon Esra, who has played the same character in 4 other shows – The Throne, The Queen, The River and Gomora).
Trying new things
Petra Potgieter (Trix Vivier)
The finance and project whizz has lost her job and a lot of the oomph and drive she had propelling her forward after she was cheated on and betrayed by her nepotism-appointee team boss, Sims (Lunga Shabalala). While her office bestie, Sanele (Teboho Tsotetsi), was okay with letting the betrayal slide to keep his job – and pay for everything his family needs – Petra lashed out in front of guests and was fired for insubordination. What she has gained is new insight into the person she is and the person she can be. The problem is that she may have to do something she really doesn’t want to – turn her back on the country she loves.
And now: Petra has the world at her feet… kind of. She has a horrible waitressing job at the moment and she’s becoming disenchanted with the opportunities in the finance sector in the country. So it’s not surprising that she’s being talked into emigrating and living in a “greener field” abroad. But there’s one thing keeping her here right now – her new love interest, Jonno (Richard Gau), who might not be on the up and up…
Msizi Zulu (Siyabonga Thwala)
Legacy Investments’ head of communications and executive director has quietly been manipulating his pawns as he plots sinking his teeth further into Legacy. And he’s being pretty cruel about it, setting up his son, Sims, for failure without the arrogant youngster realising what’s going on.
And now: Shame, Msizi comes across as the big bad wolf, but deep down he has feelings and emotions. The end of April is going to be an interesting time for him, though, because there’s a secret kiss (and maybe more) that could either grant him more control in the boardroom… or see him dragged out the front door kicking and screaming.
April action & May madness
The main action will zoom in on the War Of The Will in court, but there’s loads more coming…
- Lexi (Jay Anstey) and Liz (ReandiGrey) have to pick sides in court
- Sanele gives Petra advice that she may be forced to accept
- Uncle Gordon tells Dineo what she needs to hear, not what she wants to hear
- Petra’s work life goes from bad to ugly thanks to a new manager
- James continues manipulating Fierce Felicity and she’s clueless
- Angelique wields her power to save a Legacy employee
- SJ is forced to accept his new family dynamic
- And Willem (Dawid Minnaar) bites his tongue after overhearing a worrying conversation
Watch Legacy S1 Mondays-Thursdays on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:00 and on Catch Up
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