'Queen Sono' renewed for a second season

Pearl Thusi in 'Queen Sono.' (Photo: Netflix)
Pearl Thusi in 'Queen Sono.' (Photo: Netflix)


Netflix has renewed its first African original series, Queen Sono for a second season.

The series follows Queen Sono, played by Pearl Thusi, a spy, devoted to protecting the people of Africa.

The streaming service announced the exciting news on Tuesday and revealed that in season 2, "Queen searches 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."

Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana and Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa are all expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming season.

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."

"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," said Dorothy Ghettuba who leads African Original Series at Netflix.

(Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht. Source: Netflix)