Queen Sono fans will be disappointed to learn that season 2 of the First African Netflix Original Series, has been canceled due to Covid-19 related challenges.
The series won the hearts of many people with its first season which became a huge success and recently the masses learned that a second season of the series was on its way, but it has become difficult for the team to execute the second season in these current trying times.
In a statement sent to ZAlebs, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that they have decided to not continue with the second season.
“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netlflix. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series.
Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.” said a Netflix Spokesperson.
The director of the series says they had written a great storyline but it was difficult to bring it to life. “We wrote a beautiful story that spanned the continent but unfortunately could not be executed in these current trying times,” said Kagiso Lediga, Director (Diprente).
Pearl Thusi who played a lead role said she is proud of all the work they put as a team and said she is excited about what the future holds for her.
“It’s so incredible that we as a team got a lifetime opportunity to make history together as there will never be another ‘first’ African Netflix Original Series. I’m proud of the work we did, but everything happens for a reason. I am excited about what the future holds.” said Pearl Thusi, Lead Actress for Queen Sono.
The series starred the likes of Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, and Abigail Kubeka, the show received impressive reviews from Mzansi and the international scene. Vuyo Dabula who portrayed the character of Gadaffi in Generations The Legacy recently left the show for Queen Sono.
According to the Daily Sun, the producers of the show gave him an ultimatum and asked him to choose between the soapie and Queen Sono. He chose Queen Sono but now that the Netflix original has been cancelled, hence we don’t know what the future holds for one of Mzansi’s most talented actors.