Queen Sono has premiered on Feb 28th, 2020 on Netflix. The web television series is created, executive produced, partly written and directed by Kagiso Lediga under the genre of Crime Drama, Action and Thriller. It is a first-ever African original series on Netflix. The series was renewed for season 2 by Netflix after getting huge applauds over 6 episode season 1. Rotten tomatoes have reported 91% approval rating for season 1.
The website’s critical consensus reads, “Queen Sono’s twisty, taut thrills are matched with epic action sequences and soapy delights, making Netflix’s first South African series a smashing good time.”
The story of Queen Sono is around a secret South African undercover agent, who is under personal crisis while dealing with the criminal world around. She is an adult orphan who starts working for a spy agency to find her ultimate purpose of life while safeguarding the entire African continent.
Her mother was a political activist who got assassinated by someone. Now she has to prove her loyalty to the agency while working on her front to capture the assassin by all means. To make Queen Sono’s job more challenging, she must also get to the bottom of the conspiracy into play by the terrorist organisation, which is threatening the existence of the African continent. The main cast seems to remain the same with some alterations as per upcoming plots in season 2:
- Pearl Thusi as Queen Sono (a field operative of the Special Operations Group (SOG) and daughter of Safiya Sono, a deceased anti-apartheid revolutionary leader and freedom fighter)
- Vuyo Dabula as Shandu Johnson Magwaza (an ex-SOG agent and Ekaterina’s second in command
- Sechaba Morojele as Dr Sidwell Isaacs, Chief Director of the SOG)
- Chi Mhende as Miri Dube (Director General of the SOG)
- Loyiso Madinga as Frederique Kazadi (a former hacker and lead field technician of the SOG)
- Rob Van Vuuren as Viljoen (a former SOG field agent, who later became an analyst after suffering a permanent impairment injury from a past covert operation.)
- Kate Liquorish as Ekaterina Gromova(a high-level security contractor and primary owner of the private military company Superior Solutions, as well as a Russian heiress to the Gromova crime family)
- Khathu Ramabulana as William Chakela (Queen’s childhood friend and therapist)
The release dates are a bit dicey to comment on due to the effect of the global pandemic situation. However, as per our sources, we can hope to see the upcoming Queen Sono’s season 2 by around mid of 2021. Season 2 is much awaited by the fans after a successfully plotted cliff-hanging story end in season 1.
The speculations are high from the upcoming season, Queen Sono will encounter much more difficulties in her personal life, and she will have to fight crime lords in some fascinating fighting sequences. She will also get to know about her past, and she needs to learn how to make peace with it.
Stay tuned with us to get further updates.