Is The Woman King starring Viola Davis on Netflix?

Viola Davis stars in THE WOMAN KING. © 2021 CTMG, Inc. Cr. Ilze Kitshoff/Sony
Viola Davis stars in THE WOMAN KING. © 2021 CTMG, Inc. Cr. Ilze Kitshoff/Sony /

We have some good news for fans who want to watch The Woman King! 

Viola Davis is the undisputed queen of cinema and one of her new movies, The Woman King, was released on Friday, Sept 16, 2022. The historical drama is based on a true story and takes a look at an all-female unit of warriors in Africa during the 18th and 19th centuries and the general who trains them.

In the movie, Davis plays General Nanisca and throughout the film, we see her train the next generation of the Agolie who protect the African Kingdom of Dahomey. She must prepare them to battle an enemy, the Europeans, that wants to destroy them and everything they stand for.

Beyond Viola Davis, the cast includes John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Jimmy Odukoya, and Masali Baduza. The story was written by Dana Stevens and Maria Bello and the screenplay was written by Dana Stevens. The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Where to Watch The Woman King

The Woman King is now streaming on Netflix. The streaming network added the movie on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. We know it’s going to be a huge hit on the streaming service. It’ll be popping up on the Netflix Top 10 movies list in no time!

The Woman King is not a Netflix original movie; it’s a Sony movie. Luckily, Netflix and Sony have a deal that brings new movies like The Woman King to the streaming service several months after the theatrical run.

Davis was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film which will definitely be added to our latest update of the best movies on Netflix.

Will you be watching The Woman King on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

FanSided Entertainment Staff contributed to this report. 

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