Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Production is currently underway for Netflix’s first original African series – Queen Sono. The action-packed spy thriller is slated for a 2020 release and features Pearl Thusi in the title role.
The series tells the story of an unconventional spy working for an undercover South African agency devoted to protecting the people of Africa.
The series also features Vuyo Dabula as Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path. Sechaba Morojele as Dr Sid, director of the SOG, with Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, and Rob Van Vuuren, playing agents on his team.
Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina, heiress of an oligarch family with ulterior motives. Khathu Ramabulana plays Queen’s childhood friend, William, now in a relationship with Enhle Maphumulo’s Nova. Abigail Kubekha plays Mazet, Queen’s beloved Gogo (grandmother), who has always supported Queen – no matter the trouble she gets herself into. Rounding out the talented supporting cast are Connie Chiume, Otto Nobela and James Ngcobo.
The six-part series is being produced by Diprente, the Johannesburg-based production company behind Catching Feelings and International Emmy nominated Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. Showrunner and Director Kagiso Lediga (named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2019) will be joined by Director Tebogo Malope (Cannes Lions and SAFTA award winner), with both directing three episodes each. The team will be led by Executive Producer Tamsin Andersson.
Photo Credits: Netflix