Netflix’s ‘Jiva!’ is an African drama that follows an exceptionally gifted street dancer named Ntombi with big dreams that seem unachievable from the small community she resides in. Stuck in a dead-end job and family responsibilities, her only way out of this taxing life is to make it big through her dance moves. So she participates in the Jiva Loxion Dance Competition with a crew of youngsters like herself as they call themselves the Trollies. After binge-watching the first season on Netflix, fans are now concerned about its renewal. If that is the case with you, here’s everything you need to know about ‘Jiva!’ season 2!
Jiva! Season 2 Release Date
‘Jiva!’ season 1 released in its entirety on June 24, 2021, on Netflix. The season comprises five episodes, with each one having a runtime of 41-50 minutes. A local African production, the show is fun and vivacious primarily because of the strong character presence of Noxolo Dlamini, a break-out star portraying Ntombi. Moreover, Busisiwe Ntintili, the show’s award-winning creator and showrunner, is also a popular name in the entertainment industry of Africa.
If we talk about the future possibilities for ‘Jiva!’, here’s what we have inferred. As of now, Netflix has not disclosed any details about its possible renewal or cancellation. However, the growing number of foreign shows on the streaming giant increases the chances of its return. We also cannot overlook how the creator of ‘Jiva!,’ Ntintili (of The Ntintili Factory), has another high-rated TV show titled ‘Intersexions’ and hit movie ‘Happiness is a Four Letter Word’ to her credit.
Moving on, the first season of ‘Jiva!’ ends with the Trollies qualifying at the final rounds of the mega dance face-off. This means that they’ll compete in Joburg in the next battle, which might be the highlight of season two. So we’re certainly hoping for an update from the creators or the network that confirms its return soon. Even if it does get renewed, production will go on for a few months, following which Netflix might give us an exact release date. If everything works out accordingly, we can expect ‘Jiva!’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022.
Jiva! Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?
‘Jiva!’ season 1 includes Noxolo Dlamini playing the lead character, Ntombi, a small-town girl with an endless passion for dancing. Her only motive in life is to win the Jiva Loxion Dance Competition that would alleviate her of all her problems. Candice Modiselle from ‘Generations’ plays Vuyiswa, another dancing talent in the Trollies.
Sne Mbatha from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ plays Zinhle, the third member of the gang. Stella Dlangalala, known for ‘Funny People Africa’ plays Lady E. Veteran actor Tony Kgoroge, previously seen on ‘Invictus,’ portrays Bra Zo. Zazi Kunene plays Nolwazi. All the primary cast members are expected to return in the second season.
Jiva! Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
The first season delineates Ntombi’s journey from a struggling teenager to someone who is a major league dance competition win away from living her dream. Her family and friends also gain focus, and we gradually learn about all her other problems rooted in interpersonal relationships. Ntombi’s rivals are also hellbent on sabotaging her chances in a career that accommodates her passion for dancing.
The second season of the drama series will extend this idea further into perhaps five more episodes of this inspiring and engaging drama. As the team moves to Joburg for the next leg of the competition, tensions will rise, and the pressure gripping Ntombi will further increase.