Netflix’s first African Original series, Queen Sono, has been renewed for a second season.
The 6 part series will see Queen (Pearl Thusi) 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.
Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana and Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa are all expected to return for season 2.
Returning Showrunner and Director Kagiso Lediga said, “I am so excited by the appetite for African stories and that Netflix is continuing to partner with us to bring to life the next chapter of Queen’s story and showcase it to the world.”
Dorothy Ghettuba who leads African Original Series at Netflix said: “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. 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.”
Executive Producer, Tamsin Andersson added, “We are thrilled to continue our production of Queen Sono season 2 with Netflix. The hard work from season 1 paid off and we’re excited that the brand is investing further in the growth of our local production team.’’
Netflix will soon debut another African original globally, Blood & Water – a young adult drama series set in Cape Town, South Africa.