Queen's quest to protect South Africa and uncover the truth behind her mother's assassination is set to continue.
Netflix's first African action series, Queen Sono, is perhaps one of Netflix's best investments ever.
Although others accused the series of blaxploitation, the audience thought it's refreshing to finally see a sultry and strong, black female lead who can battle it out like James Bond.
Find out what's next for Queen Sono.
We love to be the bearer of great news; Yes! Queen Sono season 2 is officially coming! Netflix officially renewed the show on April 28, 2020.
The first season provided a lot of avenues for a follow-up season so fans were already speculating that Queen Sono's saga will have a continuation. Fans are ecstatic to find out that their speculations are indeed true.
As of this writing, there is still no official release date yet for the second season. Filming is set to begin later this year, and with the Coronavirus severely affecting the world, there's a possibility that this might even get more push backs.
The first season premiered on February 28 this year. Fans should be open to the possibility that the follow-up season will not air around the same month next year considering the current filming schedule.
Queen Sono follows the story of an African secret agent who works for the Special Operations Group (SOG).
Highly skilled in combat and with surpassing intelligence, Queen is set out to fight evil crime groups who wish to terrorize South Africa.
But behind this strong facade is a child deeply engrossed in trauma after witnessing her mother's assassination.
The first season only has six episodes, not to mention, a cliffhanging ending deducing fans to believe that the second season will be more intense.
We are expecting to see the feud between Queen and Ekaterina grow deeper. Although Queen was able to stop Ekaterina from taking over South Africa, the Russian heiress to a crime family is determined to come back.
"Going forward, I'm expecting things to get even more tough and emotional," Queen actress Pearl Thusi told Entertainment Weekly. "If we get another season, if we go forward, I'm expecting things to be a lot more difficult for her than ever before. I think this is just the beginning. It was just the preparation."
The mysterious killer behind Queen's mother's death has also not been revealed yet, so we're expecting to see it unfold on the next season. Thusi spoke about whether we will get any information regarding her mother's death in season 2 with EW. She said:
"I think discovering the truth is only the beginning. Coming to terms with the truth is an entirely different journey. There were some truths I discovered after my mother died, come to think of it, that took me years to deal with, so I think it echoes that type of truth. There's definitely a renewed sense of loss, and not only because Mazet has passed on, but because Queen is dealing with a different understanding of her own mother's death. The truth is only the beginning, it's how Queen deals with it and how to continue a legacy something that we can continue to explore."
We also saw Queen's father in the finale which will in no doubt have a part to play in the progression of season 2.
"I have no clue what the writers are/were cooking up for him," Thusi added. "I'd be very excited to explore that."
We are expecting to see the lead actress Pearl Thusi reprise her role as Queen Sono. We saw Queen's grandmother Mazet (Abigail Kubeka) assassinated by Ekaterina in season one, so it is unlikely for her to return unless through flashbacks.
Other cast members that we are expecting to see are Vuyo Dabula as Shandu, Khathu Ramabulana as William, Kate Liquorish as Ekatarina, Enhle Maphumulo as Nova, Loyiso Madinga as Fred, Sechaba Morojele as Dr. Sid, and Chi Mhende as Miri among others.
Netflix often drops trailers a month before the show's release. With the official release date still missing and filming not yet starting, it sure looks like a long wait ahead. Don't worry because we will surely keep you posted with the updates.
But in the meantime, check out the trailer for season 1 below: