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'Queen Sono' to return for a second season.

Netflix's 'Queen Sono' to Return for Second Season

Following a wildly successful first season, Netflix has announced that Africa's first Original Series, 'Queen Sono,' will return for a second season.

Netflix has recently announced that its first African Original Series Queen Sono will be renewed for a second season. The six-part spy-thriller, written by Kagiso Lediga and starring Pearl Thusi as the lead actress alongside Vuyo Dabula, Chiedza Mhende and Kate Liquorish, premiered at the end of February and received rave reviews across the board.


The first season of Queen Sono was undeniably explosive. The audience was introduced to Queen (Thusi), a secret agent for the Special Operations Group (SOG). We gradually began to understand her relentless quest to find the person that killed her political activist-mother and the forces which wanted to keep the truth buried for as long as possible.

While the series itself is centred on Queen and her complex life, the story arch involving Russian heiress Ekaterina Gromova (Liquorish) and the pan-Africanist rebel Shandu (Dabula), is admittedly far more gripping than that of the main character. Add to that Mhende's fierce portrayal of Queen's boss Miri, and it's hardly surprising that the production is set to return for its second season.

READ: 'Queen Sono' is the Bad-Ass Women-Led Spy Thriller Like No Other: Here's What its Stars Have to Say About It.

The second season will see Queen continuing to search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa in addition to dealing with her family's past and complicated love life.

Speaking about his brainchild returning to the screen, Lediga says, "I am so excited by the appetite for African stories and that Netflix is continuing to partner with us to bring to life the next chapter of Queen's story and showcase it to the world."

The premiere date for the second season is still to be announced. In the meantime, if you haven't watched the first season as yet, we've got you covered. Watch Queen Sono on Netflix here.

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From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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