After the success of Single Kiasi season one, Showmax has confirmed that the hit drama series will be coming back for a new season. The second season, which has now begun production, will premiere in 2023.
Single Kiasi follows the lives of three women in Nairobi – Sintamei, Mariah and Rebecca – as they deal with the challenges that marriage, relationships, and their careers throw at them.
Picking up a couple of months after the shocking events of the season one finale that threw uncertainty over their love lives, Single Kiasi season two will find our beloved characters experiencing transformational events that will impact their friendship in unforeseen ways.
The second season will explore themes as varied as loyalty, forgiveness and self-acceptance. While there will be exciting adventures, glamour and humorous encounters with an assortment of colourful new and returning cast, this season will present scenarios that challenge our trio and test the limits of their strong bonds.
Gathoni Mutua, Minne Kariuki and Faith Kibathi are reprising their roles as leads Sintamei, Mariah and Rebecca respectively. Also returning are Michael Munyoki (A Grand Little Lie), Brian Abajah (Sincerely Daisy), Kevin Maina, Walter Bruce Opiyo, Derek Bbanga and Maggie Kiundi.
Single Kiasi season two will also introduce a new cast that includes Grace Wacuka (A New Christmas) as Olivia, a new female lead and Sintamei’s wealthy friend who might just be the answer to her problems; Fidel Maithya (Selina); Quincy Rapando (Zora); Ian Mbugua (Chaguo); Mufasa Kibet aka Mufasa Poet (Crime and Justice); and Ciku Shire (Famous).
Sharing her excitement for the new season, Single Kiasi director Grace Kahaki said, “Single Kiasi season one surpassed all our expectations by being one of the most-watched titles on Showmax for 13 weeks straight. The show is an absolute testament that Kenyans want and support good local content where they see themselves reflected. As Insignia Productions, we’re very thankful for the reception the show has received and we’re excited to give our audience a bigger and better season two.”
Kahaki is again co-directing the second season with her Insignia partner Philip Bresson.