First look at Pearl Thusi and cast in Netflix African original 'Queen Sono'


Cape Town – Netflix has released the first look images of their first original African drama, Queen Sono.

The six-episode series stars Pearl Thusi as a highly trained top spy in a South African agency whose purpose is to better the lives of African citizens.

While taking on her most dangerous mission yet, she must also face changing relationships in her personal life.

Queen Sono was produced and shot by an all-local crew and will feature an all-local cast including Vuyo Dabula playing Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path.

Sechaba Morojele plays 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 Mbali Mlotshwa's character, Nova. Abigail Kubeka plays Mazet, Queen's beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen - no matter the trouble she gets herself into.

The series was filmed over eight weeks in 37 different locations across Africa, including the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Park Station, Soweto, Lagos, Kenya and Zanzibar. The series will air globally in 2020. 


Pearl Thusi as Queen

Pearl Thusi in Queen Sono.

Vuyo Dabula as Shandu

Vuyo Dabula as Shandu and Pearl Thusi as Queen Son

Loyiso Madinga as Fred

Loyiso Madinga as Fred in Queen Sono.

Kate Liquorish as Ekaterina

Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina in Queen Sono.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.

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