Netflix Orders Its First Original African Series, ‘Queen Sono’

Netflix is adding yet another ground-breaking series to its lineup next year when it welcomes Queen Sono to the platform.a drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life. The series will launch globally in 2019. The South African-based production will be the first original African series the streaming giant has ever commissioned. According to Pearl Thusi (pictured
left), a veteran actor and one of the stars of the show, Queen Sono is “a thrilling story about a kicka-s female spy.”

In a video, Thusi also said she “cannot wait for…every woman on this continent, and actually on this planet, to meet Queen Sono.” Queen Sono was created by Kagiso Lediga, who starred with Thusi in the Netflix original film, Catching Feelings, which was also the first for the platform. Lediga hopes the new series will allow other African stories to find their way to viewers around the world. “We believe Queen Sono will kick the door open for more awesome stories from this part of the world,” he said.