While M-Net’s local dramas are set to pack a punch alongside reality fare such as Single Wives SA, M-Net viewers can rest assured that M-Net will continue to bring Hollywood’s top-notch series to Africa, first.

One of the many series to take note of is Mrs. America (21 September at 21:30) featuring an A+ list of stars stepping into the shoes of some of the most iconic women of the culture wars of the 1970s. Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative woman who led a campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, championed by strong-willed second-wave feminists.

The Thursday night drama slot will be filled by the female-driven 13-part drama Inconceivable, launching on 3 September at 20:00. Inconceivable tells the story of two women who have been best friends since high school. Together, these working professionals face the challenges of demanding careers, parenthood, and relationships.

Even bigger news is M-Net’s very first telenovela, and first daily drama in more than 10 years, Legacy, which kicks off on Monday 21 September at 19:00. The dazzling new local telenovela has a to-die-for ensemble cast of Kgomotso Christopher, Michelle Botes, Mary-Anne Barlow, Anton Japhta and Deon Lotz.

Legacy tells the story of the fast-lane world of investment billionaires and a sterling, diverse cast, this new daily, designed for DStv’s Premium audience, is destined to become the talk of the town