On Thursday, 27 February 2020 the stars and creative team from Africa’s first script-to-screen Netflix Original series, Queen Sono, celebrated the first-ever South African premiere at the Johannesburg Theatre. Cast members Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana, Enhle Maphumulo, Abigail Kubeka, Connie Chiume, Otto Nobela, Vaneshran Arumugam and James Ngcobo were joined by Directors Tebogo Malope and Kagiso Lediga as well as Executive Producer Tamsin Andersson.
The star-studded red carpet premiere was followed by an after-party at the famous Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg. Guests were treated to performances by Kenyan musicians Soti Sol, Nigerian DJ Cuppy as well as South African and now global sensation, Sho Madjozi.
About Queen Sono
The 6-part action-packed series follows Queen Sono, the highly trained top spy in a South African agency whose purpose is to better the lives of African citizens. While taking on her most dangerous mission yet, she must also face changing relationships in her personal life.
The series is directed by Kagiso Lediga and Tebogo Malope, with both directing three episodes each with the lead of executive producer Tamsin Andersson.
The series stars Pearl Thusi who plays the lead of Queen, who is accompanied by a star-studded cast.
Vuyo Dabula playing Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path. Sechaba Morojele plays Dr. Sid, director of the SOG, with Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, and Rob Van Vuuren, playing agents on his team. Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina, heiress of an oligarch family with ulterior motives. Khathu Ramabulana plays Queen’s childhood friend, William, now in a relationship with Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa’s character, Nova. Abigail Kubeka plays Mazet, Queen’s beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen – no matter the trouble she gets herself into.
Queen Sono premiered globally in 190 countries on the 28th of February 2020.