The first season of EbonyLife TV’s legal drama series “Castle & Castle” was undeniably a huge success, fans loved every bit of it and wanted more. The series follows the dramatic lives of a married couple, Remi and Tega Castle both lawyers who struggle with their contrasting ideals and clientele.
It premiered back in 2018 on the production company’s streaming platform, EbonyLife On. The upcoming season will be exclusive Netflix as one of EbonyLife’s increasing list of commissioned projects already in the works.
EbonyLife CEO, Mo Abudu had earlier announced the production of the second season of the tv show in a post made on her instagram page on July 14, 2020.
Super excited about this month of July. Such great news to share with you all. Guess what guys CASTLE & CASTLE, Nigeria’s first legal procedural series did so well it’s getting a season 2 and it’s EXCLUSIVE TO NETFLIX. We are in development guys. It will be coming to you in 2021.
The series had a diverse line up of casts such as Richard Mofe Damijo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Eku Edewor, Denola Grey, Ade Laoye, Daniel Etim Effiong, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Deyemi Okanlawon, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Tomike Alayande, BellaRose Okojie, Anee Icha, Amabda Dara, Diipo Adeusi, Mawuli Gavor, Nedu Nwigwe and a whole lot more, directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, Tope Oshin and Kenneth Gyang.
The second season, scheduled for an exclusive Netflix release on September 15th, is set six months after the first season’s finale and will continue to explore what keeps its main lawyer characters awake at night, while they fight for justice by day.
In the forthcoming sequel, the series would will feature the returning cast, as well as new cast members, including Bisola Aiyeola, Kenneth Okoli, Bimbo Ademoye and Mimi Chaka. “We are tremendously excited about bringing audiences the sequel to Africa’s first legal drama series, ‘Castle & Castle’, along with our partners, Netflix”, Mo Abudu said in a press statement announcing the upcoming second season. “Fans were riveted by Season 1, with a lot of talkability on social media, and we responded to their desire to see more. ‘Castle & Castle’ Season 2 is a very sexy series and promises to deliver on high drama and some very unexpected twists and turns.”
The return of ‘Castle & Castle’, this time premiering on Netflix, has been teased since its first season made its way to the streaming platform. This release, along with the 7-part ‘King of Boys: Return of the King‘ scheduled for late August, will set the tone for the slate of Nigerian-produced original TV shows that many have been expecting to land on Netflix since the streamer made its interest in Nollywood content explicit early last year. With these curtain-raising stakes attached to it, the second season of “Castle & Castle” will be dropping to high expectations from Nigerian audiences, and hopefully, millions of viewers across the world.