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Netflix announced that Queen Sono will release exclusively on Netflix worldwide on February 28, 2020.
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.
Queen Sono will be available globally on February 28, 2020, at the same time in 190 countries across the world and 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 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.
Queen Sono was created by Kagiso Lediga, with Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp and Muzi Dlamini joining Lediga as the writing team. Lediga, as well as Tegobo Malope directed three episodes each of this 6-part Series. Executively produced by Tamsin Anderson and Lediga, Queen Sono is produced alongside Netflix, by Diprente.