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Good news for Rockville fans – Rockville, SA’s most-loved drama series, will return for Season Five with the actress Thulisile Phongolo joining an esemble cast as a hostess at a high-class brothel, disguised as a hotel.

The last four seasons told a tale of JB [Shona Ferguson], a high-flying underworld figure involved in a ring of prostitution at his top-class cigar lounge in Rockville in Sandton.  The business dominated the underworld scene and caused a rift between JB’s middle-class family and that of his in-laws, who are a working-class household.

Season Five will explore how their now five-star legitimate establishment owner and his wife Lindi [Enhle-Mbali Mlotshwa], have to turn Hotel Paradiso into a money spinner again as the aftermath of death has dried up their coffers and put many livelihoods on the line as room bookings dwindle.

“Viewers will be thrilled to know that Rockville has been commissioned for yet another season with a storyline that will explore business opportunities in this crime thriller that is set to light up prime time TV viewing,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

In the new season, Thulisile Phongolo will play Buhle, an unemployed law graduate from rural KwaZulu-Natal whose fortune stand to change after an attempted abduction thrusts her into a sophisticated criminal network run Kalashnikov, played by Siyabonga Shibe.

Season Five will also welcome new faces in Wizeman Zitha, Kwezi Ndlovu and Thabisile Zikhali, among other great talents.

Catch Rockville Season Five from 04 April 2021 at 20:00 on DStv Channel 161.