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Production Kicks Off For Netflix’s First African Original, Queen Sono

Netflix, the global leader in internet entertainment services, has started the production on its first original African series, Queen Sono, a riveting and action-packed spy thriller produced by the Johannesburg-based Diprente.

Actress, Pearl Thusi stars in the title role as a spy that is working for an undercover South African agency aimed at protecting the people of Africa.

The series will include an all-South African cast including Vuyo Dabula who will play Shandu, an ex-spy who has decided to take a different path. Sechaba Morojele will play Dr Sid, the Director of the SOG, with Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren and Chi Mhende playing agents on his team.

Kate Liquorish will play Ekaterina, the heiress of an oligarch family with sinister ulterior motives. The legendary Abigail Kubekha plays Mazet, Queen’s beloved grandmother, who has always supported Queen – no matter what trouble she manages to get herself into.

The six-part original series is being produced by Diprente, the South African production company behind Catching Feelings and the Emmy-nominated Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.

The Showrunner and Director of the series, Kagiso Lediga (named among Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2019) will team up with director Tebogo Malope (SAFTA and Cannes Lions award winner), with both of them directing three episodes each.

The team will be led by highly acclaimed Executive Producer Tamsin Andersson.

The series is expected to have its global launch in 2020.

Credit: This article originated from www.screenafrica.com


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