Queen Sono’s highly anticipated second season has been cancelled by Netflix, as the news was recently confirmed in a statement to JustNje.
Queen Sono’s second season has been cancelled, as revealed in a statement issued to JustNje by Netflix South Africa on Monday, 30 November 2020. According to the statement, the first African original series will not be continuing with production due to “current trying times,” as creator and director, Kagiso Lediga was quoted as saying.
Netflix stated, “We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season two of Queen Sono. 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.”
Lead actress, Pearl Thusi also shared her feelings on the disappointing news, stating, “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.”
In April 2020, Netflix South Africa announced that the highly popular crime-drama, Queen Sono, would be returning for season two. The streaming site shared a short clip of hundreds of requests from audience members for the renewal of the show, indicating that the decision to have a second season was due to popular demand.