Fans of the first African Netflix original series “Queen Sono” might not be watching the second season of their favourite show, as it stands.
The series is a crime drama centred around an African spy named “Queen Sono” who sets out to discover the death of her mother. The first season premiered on Netflix on the 28th of February, consisting of six episodes.
Critics branded it as an absolute delight, with the series receiving positive reviews and a ranking of 91% on rotten tomatoes upon its first rollout.
Aside from being the first African Netflix original crime series, the show produced by Kagiso Lediga boasted a solid cast including Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana, Sechaba Morojele amongst a list of other amazing actors.
However, the anticipated season 2 is reportedly being cancelled as the production company faces some challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first season was shot in different locations in countries across the continent including Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Nigeria.
As expected, the news of cancellation has sparked reactions from its viewers. While some were keenly awaiting the new season, others are of the opinion that it’s cancellation was only expected.
In her response to the cancellation, the most talked about star of the movie Pearl Thusi says “It’s so incredible that we as a team got a lifetime opportunity to make history together as there will never be another ‘first’ African Netflix Original Series. I’m proud of the work we did, but everything happens for a reason. I am excited about what the future holds.”
And indeed, we look forward to what the future holds.