Netflix Cancels “Queen Sono” Renewal – Casualty of 2020

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One of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Netflix, canceled its first African original series entitled “Queen Sono” after just one season.

Yes, they made an official announcement back in April about the show’s renewal.

Unfortunately, the streamer didn’t go into much detail about what led to this decision. We think that it’s because the show is and will be shot in multiple locations across the African continent. If they were to push through with this during a pandemic, it would be close to impossible.

They could have also made all the fans wait but it’s still a risk since no one knows when things will go back to normal again…if they ever go back to normal.

Want to know what we are talking about? Watch Queen Sono’s trailer:

“We wrote a beautiful story that spanned the continent but unfortunately could not be executed in these current trying times,” creator and director Kagiso Lediga said.

On Twitter, Lediga bluntly put the whole situation as “another casualty of 2020.”

The story of “Queen Sono” is about a spy who takes on dangerous missions while also struggling with her personal life. In the second season, we were expecting to see her search for the truth and her need for vengeance takes her on a mission across Africa.

The star of “Queen Sono” Pearl Thusi said in her statement, “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.”

In Netflix’s statement, they made the “difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of “Queen Sono“. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netlflix. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.”