Queen Sono has been confirmed as the first African original series on Netflix. The production would take place in 2019.
South African actress Pearl Thusi and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra would be starring in the upcoming South African series. It will be directed by Kagiso Lediga who previously worked on the dark romantic comedy, ‘Catching Feelings.’
Vice President of International Original Series at Netflix, Erik Barmack said, “We are excited to be working with Kagiso and Pearl, to bring the story of Queen Sonoto life, and we expect it to be embraced by our South African users and global audiences alike.”
Thusi commented on her upcoming project and she says, “It’s going to change the game for every artist on this continent.” “I cannot wait for every young woman, every woman on this continent and on this planet to meet Queen Sono. We’ve worked so hard for this.”
Netflix is set to commission more projects in Africa in 2019.
By Chineze Onu
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