Mzansi, Meet Netflix’s Newest Messy Family in ‘How to Ruin Love: The Proposal’, Out 31 May 2024

Today, Netflix dropped the official trailer for its newest series, How To Ruin Love: The Proposal,  launching on the service on 31 May 2024. Expanding on the existing and beloved How To Run Christmas universe, audiences are introduced to another set of equally chaotic and messy families in How to Ruin Love: The Proposal. The series revolves around Zoleka (Sivenathi Mabuya) who sabotages her relationship with Kagiso (Bohang Moeko) just days before Valentine’s Day.

Desperate to make things right, she enlists her overprotective dad and over-the-top Dabs (paternal aunt) , played by Dumisani Mbebe and Tina Jaxa respectively,  and her future parents-in-law (Marjorie Langa and John Morapama) to make things right. The star-studded cast includes the likes of Noxolo Dlamini, S’dumo Mtshali, Thando Thabethe, Sandile Mahlangu, Shoki Mmola, Thabo Malema and Mapaseka Koetle.

Rethabile Ramaphekela, creator and Executive Producer of the How To Ruin franchise shares what fans can expect in this brand-new spin-off. “With this spin-off, the audience can expect different families coming together but with the same drama they loved so much from How to Ruin Christmas. The audience will once again be able to relate and recognize themselves and their family members, through the colourful characters in the series.”

It’s a family affair! How to Ruin Love: The Proposal is the first South African spin-off on Netflix.

On having the opportunity to create a spin-off on Netflix, Ramaphakela said, “Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that How to Ruin would turn into a franchise on a global platform and we’re so grateful that we have the opportunity to tell African stories on Netflix. Stories that are a celebration of us and who we are. We hope to bring even more joy and laughter with this spin-off.”

How To Ruin Love: The Proposal will be available on the 31st of May, 2024, only on Netflix.

By Andrew Germishuys

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