Streaming giant Netflix has pledged to invest a lot of money into original African content and has recently released the smash hit series ‘Blood & Water’ and ‘How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding’ as well as film ‘Seriously Single’. But, ‘Queen Sono’ will forever go down in history as the first Netflix original from the African content. However, despite giving a second season a green light, Netflix has announced that the planned second season of the series will not be going ahead due to Covid-19 complications.
“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of ‘Queen Sono’, Netflix said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netlflix. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.”
Lead actress Pearl Thusi is, of course, disappointed by the decision adding It’s so incredible that we as a team got a lifetime opportunity to make history together as there will never be another ‘first’ African Netflix Original Series. I’m proud of the work we did, but everything happens for a reason. I am excited about what the future holds.”
The series centered on a highly trained spy who takes on dangerous missions while also facing challenges in her personal life. The second season was set to see her search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa.
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