Earlier this year, Netflix expressed their desire to invest in the African film industry when the global streaming giant bought the distribution right for Genevieve Nnaji’s first directorial debut titled Lionheart, a film about family and power.
Netflix has popped up with another food news for movie lovers on the continent and its subscribers around the world by deciding to produce a series which will be heavily populated with African with the lead character already chosen. South African master of ceremony, actress cum singer, Pearl Thusi who have featured in a whole lot of huge budget movies like the scorpion king’s latest instalment and several others is given the nod to lead the series.
Queen Sono has a production team made up of talents Pearl has worked with, in the past on Catching Feelings including the creative director, Kagiso Lediga and producer, Tamsin Andersson. The interesting side to the story is that Queen Sono plays a top crime investigator who solve several cases but is seriously battling personal problems. How will she go about solving problems without letting her inner problem interfere with them? A production date has been set in 2019 and will be released shown on Netflix, surely good news for the continent especially for the industry which needs such great productions.
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