Netflix premieres first African series.


Netflix has launched its first original made-in-Africa series; a spy story called Queen Sono starring South African actress, Pearl Thusi.

"I've always been the face of a strong black African woman. It's not new to me, but I now represent a character on the screen who I think reflects all the women in Africa who are strong black African women," the lead actor said.

Directed by South African Kagiso Lediga, the six-episode series tells the tale of intelligence officer Queen Sono, who is probing a dangerous political-criminal network and the murder of her mother.

"I think there are so many stories and so many great filmmakers on the continent. I can't wait to see what's next," Lediga said.

In a cultural world overwhelmed by American productions, Queen Sono's little African window on the world was greeted with great enthusiasm in...

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