Pearl Thusi Is Coming To Netflix With Her Crime Drama “Queen Sono”
An African original series is coming out this February on Netflix, called “Queen Sono”. The series also shows that the streaming giant is certainly pushing into different continents to find more talent and stars. Hosted in South Africa, this crime drama is going to feature around Pearl Thusi’s character who is seen kicking some series butts in the recently released trailer. Kagiso Lediga is the creator and the director of Queen Sono and comes up with a Jason Bourne-like crime story, with personal challenges and closing danger.
Pearl Thusi Is Coming On As Queen Sono
Netflix has also released the trailer of the show which is set for release on February 28. You can watch it below:
The South African star Pearl Thusi is returning on U.S screens for the second time. Before this, she starred in Quantico. It seems like the streaming service has a growing interest in promoting African talent to the American culture. It has already brought us Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o and Djimon Hounsou. Essence tells that the model-actress is really excited about her upcoming show which will put her in the limelight:
“I came back from the States because I had a child and three dogs—and I am passionate about being here and investing in African entertainment.”
The crime drama Queen Sono will revolve around an unconventional spy with an unknown past who works for a South African intelligence agency. Aimed towards protecting people, she is to be the superhero for everyone. The story will have a lot of butt-kicking, thrills and has an entire South African cast. Along with Pearl Thusi, we will also get to see Kate Liquorish, Shane John Kruger, Natasha Loring, and Steven John Ward.
Crime Drama To Show Real Africa
Queen Sono is an excellent opportunity to showcase Africa and some of its major cities. In fact, the show will take us from Johannesburg to Nairobi (Kenya) and Zanzibar (Tanzania). The show will also exhibit African narrative and culture. For Thusi, she looks set to talk about the real Africa:
“People like to fantasize [about] African poverty. They think of African tragedy, and it’s romanticized unbelievably. But because we have control over the narrative, we can show this is not the only thing that’s happening in Africa.”
The show will talk about the real middle class, what is actually happening in hoods, streets and townships. “This is who we are. We don’t all look the same,” cleared Thusi.
Catch Pearl Thusi in Queen Sono, coming to Netflix soon!