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Netflix Orders Spy Drama ‘Queen Sono’

Upcoming Series is the Streamer's First African American Drama

Netflix has ordered its first African original series, “Queen Sono,” which a South Africa-set spy drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life. The series will launch globally in 2019. “Queen Sono” stars Pearl Thusi (“Quantico”) as a highly trained spy in a South African agency.

Created by director Kagiso Lediga, who worked with Thusi in dark romantic comedy “Catching Feelings,” and executive producer Tamsin Andersson (“Catching Feelings”), the series will see Thusi’s character take on dangerous missions, while also facing challenges in her personal life.

The show will launch around the world on the SVOD service and will start production in 2019.

“It’s going to change the game for every artist on this continent,” said Thusi on social media. “I cannot wait for every young woman, every woman on this continent and on this planet to meet ‘Queen Sono.’ We’ve worked so hard for this