Curtain call for Generations

2014-09-30 17:15

Johannesburg - Seven million fans of SA's most popular soap opera will be cut off from their daily dose of drama this week after the entire cast was sacked for demanding better pay.

- Will you be watching the last episode of Generations tonight?

The last available episode of Generations - which has been running for 20 years - will be screened on Tuesday night, the SABC announced.

It will be at least two months before a "revamped" version of the show is broadcast - with a completely new group of 16 actors, MMSV Productions said.

The cast walked off the set in August to demand better pay and royalties. Weeks later they were fired, and the SABC has now run out of episodes.

"We don't have enough episodes of Generations, so we will only go until today," SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago told AFP.

"We are hoping that Generations will have episodes ready for the first week of December," Kganyago said.

After launching in 1994, Generations has become the most viewed and longest running soaps in SA.

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