In this upcoming South African crime drama web television series Pearl Thusi play Queen Sono a dazzling secret South African agent who tackles criminal operations while dealing with crises in her personal life; trying to uncover the truth about her mother’s assassination while also protecting her country.
The series is designed to be a pan-African thriller that’s an entertaining and smart political drama, said Kagiso Lediga, the show’s South African creator.
Netflix is planning more projects in the region. “Shadow,” a smaller South African production commissioned after “Queen Sono,” premiered last March. In April, Netflix announced its first original African animation, “Mama K’s Team 4,” about four girls in a futuristic Zambia, and a South African teen drama, “Blood & Water,” is in the works.
Netflix has also acquired high-quality “Nollywood” movies, including “Lionheart” and “Chief Daddy.” Nollywood films are typically low budget, said Constantinos Papavassilopoulos, an associate director at market research firm IHS Markit, but Netflix is willing to spend money on “high-brow, top-quality drama” with “export potential.”
QUEEN SONO stars Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Loyiso Madinga, Kate Liquorish, Sechaba Morojele, Rob van Vuuren, Chi Mhende, Otto Nobela, Khathu Ramabulana, Enhle Mlotshwa ,Abigail Kubeka, Connie Chiume, Otto Nobela & James Ngcobo.
Created by: Kagiso Lediga
Written by: Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp & Muzi Dlamini
Directed by: Kagiso Lediga & Tebogo Malope
Executive producer(s): Kagiso Lediga & Tamsin Andersson
Original network: Netflix
Watch QUEEN SONO Official Trailer here;