Netflix Renews First African Original Series 'Queen Sono’ For Second Season
The espionage spy thriller Queen Sono has officially been renewed for another season.
Netflix announced the news earlier this week and confirmed that the stars of the show, Pearl Thusi, Sechaba Morojele, Vuyo Dabula, Chi Mhende, Rob Van Vuuren, Loyiso Madinga, Kate Liquorish, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa and Khathu Ramabulana would reprise their roles.
Released in February this year, Queen Sono is Netflix’s first-ever African original series.
Kagiso Lediga, the creator of the series, said that he is excited by the audience’s appetite for African stories and that Netflix is extending the partnership with the show to bring to life the next season of Queen’s story and showcase it globally.
The new season is expected to start shooting later this year.
The young adult drama Blood &Water filmed in Cape Town will serve as Netflix’s second African original series and is scheduled for release soon.
The Head of African Original Series at Netflix, Dorothy Ghettuba, said that the first season of Queen Sono had marked the beginning of Netflix’s journey to introduce the world to the exciting stories that are made in Africa.
She added that Queen Sono is an unprecedented portrayal of a strong black female lead in African television with a narrative that explored the nuances and complexities of the African experience.
Credit: This article originated from www.sowetanlive.co.za