Welcome to Queendom! Today Netflix debuts the first teaser and announces that Queen Sono will release exclusively on Netflix worldwide on February 28, 2020.
What we know about Queen Sono so far:
Queen Sono will be available globally on February 28, 2020, at the same time in 190 countries across the world
Queen Sono is Netflix’s first script-to-screen, fully produced African original series with an all African cast and crew
Queen Sono was in production for over eight weeks and was shot in 37 different locations across Africa, including the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Park Station, Soweto, Lagos, Kenya, and Zanzibar.
Viewers can expect diverse languages throughout the series, including English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Russian and French.
Queen Sono also stars 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.
After the assassination of her mother, Queen Sono grows up to become a kick- ass yet unconventional spy devoted to protecting the people of Africa. During a dangerous field assignment, Queen unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother’s death, sparking her own truth-finding mission.
Created and written by: Kagiso Lediga
Written by: Karabo Lediga, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp, Muzi Dlamini
Directed by: Kagiso Lediga (named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2019) and Tebogo Malope (Cannes Lions and SAFTA award winner), with both directing three episodes each.
Executive produced by: Tamsin Andersson and Kagiso Lediga
Produced by: Netflix and Diprente
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Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 158 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages.Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
Diprente – Established in 2009, Diprente is a Johannesburg-based production company whose work spans motion pictures, live-action television series, and animated kids content. Diprente has produced hit South African shows including the Netflix Original Catching Feelings, the twice International Emmy-nominated Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, and animation series Junk Pilots, which won the Disney award for best new global television series at the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Diprente is headed up by Tamsin Andersson, Kagiso Lediga, Isaac Mogajane, and Luke Henkeman.