At the end of April, Netflix announced that the Afrikaans series ‘Queen Sono’ had been renewed for season 2.
However, the streaming platform overturned the decision due to the coronavirus pandemic, which prevented new episodes from being recorded.
Recalling that season 1 was recorded in 37 different locations throughout Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Zenzibar.
And the 2nd season was shaping up to be a much bigger adventure, spanning a large part of the continent, a task that has proven to be completely difficult given the current situation.
In a statement, representatives for Netflix said that:
“We made the difficult decision not to move forward with the second season of ‘Queen Sleep’, but we are extremely proud of the team for sharing their bold vision and bringing it to life in partnership with Netflix. A huge thank you to our fans around the world for the love shared by the first African series on the platform. We will continue to work closely with the South African creative industry to continue to produce “Made-in-South Africa” stories as they deserve. “
On his Twitter profile, Kagiso Lediga, creator of the attraction, regretted the news.
In the post he wrote:
“Another dip in 2020. Thank you to all the fans and the incredible team behind ‘Queen Sono’ for all the magic and help they have given us.”
🥺 Another victim of 2020. Thanks to all the fans and the awesome team behind Queen Sono for the magic 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7U3ECFBeW5
– Kagiso Lediga (@KagisoLediga) November 26, 2020
A success among specialist critics, the series garnered 91% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out the trailer:
The story revolves around an elite South African spy facing the most dangerous mission of her life while facing personal issues.
Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana, Enhle Maphumulo, Abigail Kubeka and others are the stars of the production.
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