Queen Sono is the first South African series to premiere on Netflix. Netflix surely knows how to keep its uniqueness intact. The series received quite a lot of love on the streaming platform. The crime drama series was created by Kagiso Lediga. It premiered on 28 February 2020.

What Is Queen Sono About?

The story is about an orphan, Queen Sono, who becomes a part of SOG(Special Operations Group). Being a part of a South African Intelligence agency, her life is filled with crimes, risks and lots of secrets. Despite all of this, she wants to solve the mystery surrounding her mother’s assassination. The series has a lot of drama, thriller and action.


  • Pearl Thusi as Queen Sono
  • Vuyo Dabula as Sandhu Johnson Magwaza
  • Sechaba Morojele as Dr. Sidewell Isaacs
  • Chi Mhende as Miri Dube
  • Loyiso Madinga as Frederique Kazadi
  • Rob Van Vuuren as Viljoen
  • Kate Liquorish as Ekaterina Gromova
  • Khathu Ramabulana as William Chakela
  • Abigail Kubeka as Mazet

Release Date 

Well about that, there are some bad news. Netflix initially renewed Queen Sono for another season 2 months after its premiere. The writers of Season 2 were already working on it. They had planned on taking the story across the landscapes of Africa, to show more of what South Africa has to offer.

But then the worst thing in the world happened. The pandemic arrived. The pandemic shut down enough production houses and stalled the world for a few months. In November, Netflix decided to not take the series any further. They came to the conclusion that it would be extremely difficult to shoot Season 2.

Netflix sees a lot of potential in the South African series. Therefore it has taken up a second original South African series, Blood and Water.

It is sad to say goodbye to Queen Sono, but it is what it is. One thing is for sure, South African Originals have a lot to offer to the world and Netflix is going to help them do that.