Queen Sono: A first look at Netflix’s first South African series
Netflix has released the first photo for their upcoming South African comedy-drama series titled Queen Sono, giving our first look at lead star Pearl Thusi (Quantico) as the titular character. Production is scheduled to begin next year in 2019. Check out the full photo below!
Queen Sono is the streaming network’s first South African original series co-created by comedian-director Kagiso Lediga and Tamsin Andersson who is also set as executive producer through their Diprente Production house banner. The story will center around a badass female secret agent in a South African agency whose purpose is to better the lives of African citizens. While she fights crime, she will also deal with many problems in her personal life.
“We are delighted to create this original series with Netflix, and are super excited by their undeniable ability to take this homegrown South African story to a global audience. We believe Queen Sono will kick the door open for more awesome stories from this part of the world,” Lediga said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The series will mark the second collaboration of Thusi, Lediga, and Andersson, whom have worked together in the romantic comedy Catching Feelings which was about a young couple whose lives are turned upside-down when a someone unexpected moves in with them.