Netflix Launches First Original African Series: ‘Queen Sono’
Netflix has launched ‘Queen Sono’, its first-ever original TV series from Africa. The streaming platform’s six-episode TV thriller, staring Pearl Thusi, South African actress and model.
The movie was premiered on its platform and at the same time Netflix specified that it will increase investment in Africa’s showbiz.
‘Queen Sono’ is filmed in several locations across Africa and is directed by Kagiso Lediga, an award-winning comedian.
The show highlights a female spy who works for a force known as Special Operations Group (SOG) while trying to work out her complicated personal life. Among those staring in the series are Vuyo Dabula, Kate Liquorish, Chiedza Mhende, Connie Chiume, and Abigail Kubeka.
Pearl Thusi, who is also known for her roles in ‘Quantico’, U.S. television series, and Netflix’s ‘Catching Feelings’, starred as the key character, taking up the role of ‘Queen Sono’.
“I want other women to see themselves in this. Women are the heroes of this show. We’re still heroes of this continent. We still nurture, we still look after, we still fight. We don’t have lots of freedom. But women still choose to be here and they still choose to be heroes in an environment that doesn’t allow it”, Thusi said.
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