Johannesburg - After the recent departure of a number of key actors from Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan (2000-current), we have some good news to share with the fans.
From June, 7de Laan viewers will be introduced to a brand-new Afrikaans family that will be moving into Hillside.
Meet the Welmans, a family with a dark history and loads of money.
Played by: David Rees – best known as Niek Naudé from Egoli (1992-2010).
Need to know: Chris, 55, is a successful businessman who always gets what he wants. He maintains high standards and expects only the best from his family, but he never takes responsibility for his faults.
Played by: Deirdre Wolhunter - best known as Franci Roos in Fluiters (2016-current, Tuesdays, kykNET at 20:00).
Need to know: Mariaan, 52, appears to be confident, even haughty and snobbish at times. But this is a front to a mask deep-seated insecurity. She’s obsessed with her family’s public image and will criticise them if she feels like it. She has a tendency to be over-protective of her family.
Played by: Carina Nel - best known as Isabel in Generations (1994-current) from 2013-2015.
Need to know: Alexa, 25, is a medical doctor and more reserved than her younger sister. She is bright, gentle, caring and attracts a lot of attention from the men in the Laan. But she shies away from serious relationships.
Played by: André Lotter – best known as evil Liam in Villa Rosa (2004-2016) from 2013-2016.
Need to know: Rikus, 27, has a degree in accounting but his heart lies with tennis. He wants to become a professional tennis player but his dad doesn’t approve.
Played by: newcomer Kristen Raath
Need to know: Amorey, 22, is her daddy’s little girl and showers him with affection, but she had a rebellious side to her and questions everything.
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