Queen Sono, Netflix’s first African series premiered on the 28th of February, starring South African Actress Pearl Thusi of the critically acclaimed Quantico series. The spy thriller follows Pearl Thusi in her lead role as Queen Sono, a spy working for the Special Operations Group (SOG), who’s trying to uncover the truth about the death of her mother an anti-apartheid hero while navigating her complicated personal life.
The series is created by comedian and actor Kagiso Lediga, who told Okay Africa, “ “I thought the spy [genre] is great because you have this super cool female agent who travels across the continent, slipping in and out of all of these powerful organizations. The result of [spies’] work is always on the news. You know what I mean?”
Social media was on fire when viewers got their first viewing of the action-packed show with the hashtag #QueenSono trending in most African countries most notably Kenya and South Africa.
The series primarily set in South Africa highlights the country’s present-day politics and socio-economic and cultural issues such as femicide.
Queen Sono is currently available on Netflix…for all you binge-watchers, they have 6 episodes!
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