Netflix to launch its first original African series in February 2020

A few months ago, the production of the first original African series Queen Sono from Netflix was on track. The streaming giant recently announced that the spying-thriller series, with Pearl Thusi as lead actress, will be presented on February 28th next year in 190 countries around the world.

Now that the Queen Sono premiere date has been locked, fans can start the official countdown until the Netflix original arrives on TV screens. Written and created by seasoned comedian Kagiso Lediga, who also starred in the largely successful film Matwetwe earlier this year, Queen Sono sees himself playing the role of a crazy but unconventional spy who devotes himself to the protection of the African people. However, during one of her dangerous assignments, she unknowingly discovers shocking details about the death of her own mother, which later leads him on a mission to find out the truth.

Speaking about Thusi’s role in the next series, Netflix vice president International Originals Erik Barmack said: “Taking talent like this and telling stories to the rest of the world puts Pearl in the same category as other strong female characters like Claire Underwood in “House of Cards” and Jessica Jones.”

The series was shot in 37 different locations in Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Zanzibar and Lagos. Fans can expect the dialogue to be diversified with a number of South African official languages as well as French and even Russian.