Queen Sono starring Pearl Thusi premiered on Netflix in February 2020, and it’s easily one of Netflix’s best spy shows.
Queen Sono, the first African Netflix original series, premiered on Netflix at the end of February, and if you like spy shows, this is the show for you!
Queen Sono (Pearl Thusi) is South Africa’s top spy, and she lives a life full of secrets. She speaks and understands varying African languages.
The series begins with Queen Sono on a covert mission that involves data and weapons being moved in Africa. Using her sharp skills and quick on her feet thinking, she is able to get the intel needed and get her and her partner out of the country.
The rest of the episode focuses on her life as an agent that is only known about by South Africa’s president and national security. From the first episode, you find out that her main focus is on the illegal movement of weapons coming into the continent and the corrupt leaders that allow it to happen.
There is also the mystery of why Queen’s mother was taken out.
Thusi is familiar with the role of being a somewhat double agent. You may remember her from the second season of Quantico as Dayana Mampasi. She was also in HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
This time around, she is a bit more forward, unapologetic, and somewhat reckless. Her antics at home may get her into trouble with her bosses and grandmother. This role might be a bit more active, but it’s good to see her kicking butt and taking names too. She is flanked by South Africa’s top actors and veterans such as Abigail Kubheka and Connie Chiume.
Considering that this is Netflix’s first African original series, you should expect to see a plethora of different countries of the continent and many languages being spoken by the characters. The richness of culture from the continent is perfectly projected in every scene.
If you are a music buff, you will enjoy the soundtrack just as much as the colorful views. It will have you wishing to fly out away from the winter vibes of the US. I can’t wait for my trip to Joburg!
After watching Queen Sono, I’m ready for season 2, and you will be, too.