Queen Sono, Netflix’s first original African series is scheduled for release on Friday, February 28.
EBNewsDaily compiled five facts you should know about the series.
Who is Queen Sono
Played by Pearl Thusi, Queen is a spy based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The series follows her mission to rid the city of criminals, while still trying to keep her personal life intact.
Creator and Director
- Kagiso Lediga (Creator and Director)
- Tebogo Malope (Director)
Created by Kagiso Lediga and Tamsin Andersson’s production house, Diprente, Queen Sono‘s star-studded cast includes Vuyo Dabula, Kate Liquorish, Chi Mhende, Khathu Ramabulana, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa, and Abigail Kubeka.
Where Was Queen Sono Filmed?
The primary filming location for the series is South Africa, mostly in Johannesburg and the surrounding cities. The production also turned towards other African countries like Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. A total of 37 different locations across Africa were employed to bring together the story of ‘Queen Sono’.
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@netflixsa has started production on its first original African series, #QueenSono, an action-packed six-part spy thriller which is being produced by Diprente, the Johannesburg-based production company behind Catching Feelings. The series, which stars @loyisomadinga and @pearlthusi, is expected to launch globally in 2020. (📸: @netflixsa)
Languages To Expect
Viewers can expect diverse languages throughout the series, including English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Russian and French.