Netflix on Monday announced that it has started production on its first original African series, "Queen Sono," an action-packed spy thriller produced by Johannesburg-based Diprente.
Pearl Thusi stars in the title role as an unconventional spy working for an undercover South African agency devoted to protecting the people of Africa.
The series will include an all-local cast including 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 Maphumulo’s Nova. Abigail Kubekha plays Mazet, Queen's beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen - no matter the trouble she gets herself into.
Rounding out the talented supporting cast are Connie Chiume, Otto Nobela and James Ngcobo.