'Queen Sono': Netflix's First African Series

Queen Sono: Netflix's First African Series
May 31, 2020 - 20:05 / Rachel Johnson

Netflix's first African series, Queen Sono, hit the streaming platform at the end of February and is already a huge success! Check out all the details on Netflix's next binge-worthy series right here! 

Released February 28th, Queen Sono already has a large fan base and not just in Africa. Days after its release, it topped Netflix's top 10 most-watched in the U.S. The series which is Netflix's first African series has seen more success than producers could have ever imagined. 

The gripping spy thriller, follows the story of "Queen" as she avenges the death of her mother, and the 6-episode first season will have you sitting on the edge of your seat left wanting more. 

Pearl Thusi attending Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in 2018

The Cast of Queen Sono

Produced by Kagiso Lediga, the series has an all-star cast of Netflix newcomers, including Pearl Thusi as "Queen", Vuyo Dabula as "Shandu", and Abigail Kubeka as "Queen's grandmother". Other notable cast members include Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana, Enhle Maphumulo, Connie Chiume, Otto Nobela and James Ngcobo.

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Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes have the show sitting at a 91% approval rating with critics in awe of the show. The official verdict is "Queen Sono's twisty, taut thrills are matched with epic action sequences and soapy delights, making Netflix's first South African series a smashing good time."

'Queen Sono' Production Still.

Renewed for Season 2

Only months after the series release, Queen Sono has already been renewed for a second season. In addition, because of Queen Sono's success, Netflix has also announced that its second African series JIVA! is also in the works. 

The second season of Queen Sono is set to come out in early 2021, so if you haven't had the chance to watch the first season, you still have time! Check out the official trailer for both Queen Sono and JIVA! right here!