Film & TV

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

Production for the second season will begin later this year.

Pearl Thusi stars in Netflix’s ‘Queen Sono’

Queen Sono, Netflix’s first African original series, has been renewed for a second season. Created and directed by Kagiso Lediga, the South African drama series follows a secret agent (Pearl Thusi) who fights crime while handling issues in her personal life. 

Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana and Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa will return in the new season. According to Netflix, “we will see Queen search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa, all while she deals with her family’s past and her complicated love life.”

“The first season of Queen Sono marked the beginning of our journey to introduce the world to exciting stories that are made in Africa. It was an unprecedented representation of a strong female black lead in African television,” said Dorothy Ghettuba, the leader of African originals at Netflix. 

“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. Kagiso Lediga and the Diprente team delivered a compelling story that resonated with our viewers and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for Queen Sono in this coming season.”

Because of its success, Netflix is bringing us another global South African original: Blood & Water, a teen drama series set in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Production for the second season of Queen Sono is expected to begin later this year.



Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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