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'Queen Sono,' Netflix's first African original, to debut Feb. 28

By
Annie Martin

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Queen Sono, Netflix's first African original series, is coming in February.

The streaming service shared a release date, Feb. 28, poster and teaser for the new show Tuesday.

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The poster, released on Twitter, shows South African actress Pearl Thusi sitting on a throne.

"She is #QueenSono. February 28," the caption reads.

The teaser shows Thusi walking up and taking a seat on the throne shown in the poster. She ends the teaser by giving a wink.

Queen Sono is a crime drama set in South Africa. The series follows Queen Sono (Thusi), a highly-trained spy who must juggle dangerous missions with changing relationships in her personal life.

Queen Sono is created by South African actor, comedian and director Kagiso Lediga. The series co-stars Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga and Rob Van Vuuren.

Netflix ordered Queen Sono to series in December 2018.

"We are delighted to create this original series with Netflix, and are super excited by their undeniable ability to take this homegrown South African story to a global audience. We believe Queen Sono will kick the door open for more awesome stories from this part of the world," Lediga said at the time.

Thusi is known for playing Patricia Kopong on the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Dayana Mampasi on the ABC series Quantico.

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