Netflix has announced the renewal of its first African original series, ‘Queen Sono’ for season two. Released in February, Queen Sono is Netflix’s first original African series starring Quantico‘s Pearl Thusi. It centers on a highly trained spy who takes on dangerous missions, while also facing challenges in her personal life. The second season will see her search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa.
Queen Sono was created by director Kagiso Lediga, who worked with Thusi on dark romantic comedy Catching Feelings, and executive producer Tamsin Andersson, who produced Catching Feelings. Johannesburg-based Diprente Films made the show, with production on Season 2 expected to begin later this year.
“I am so excited by the appetite for African stories and that Netflix is continuing to partner with us to bring to life the next chapter of Queen’s story and showcase it to the world,” said Kagiso Lediga.
“The first season of Queen Sono marked the beginning of our journey to introduce the world to exciting stories that are made in Africa,” says Dorothy Ghettuba who leads African original series at Netflix.
“It was an unprecedented representation of a strong female black lead in African television. In the first season of Queen Sono, we saw grit and glamour, strength and vulnerability, as well as the past and the present, converge into a powerful narrative that explored the complexities and nuances of the African experience.”