Covid-19 is the reason Pearl Thusi canceled business for this year
Queen Sono fans are going to be disappointed to find out that season 2 of the primary African Netflix Original Series, has been canceled thanks to Covid-19 related challenges.
The series won the hearts of many people with its first season which became an enormous success and recently the masses learned that a second season of the series was on its way, but it’s 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 need to be decided to not continue with the second season.
“We’ve made the difficult decision to not move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly pleased with the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netflix. an enormous many thanks to our fans across the planet for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is additionally grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for his or her stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll still work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to stay producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.” said a Netflix Spokesperson.
The director of the series says that they had written an excellent storyline but it had been difficult to bring it to life. “We wrote a gorgeous story that spanned the continent but unfortunately couldn’t be executed in these current trying times,” said Kagiso Lediga, Director (Diprente).
Pearl Thusi who played a lead role said she is pleased with all the work they put as a team and said she is happy about what the longer term holds for her.
“It’s so incredible that we as a team got a lifetime opportunity to form history together as there’ll never be another ‘first’ African Netflix Original Series. I’m pleased with the work we did, but everything happens for a reason. I’m excited about what the longer term 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 therefore the international scene. Vuyo Dabula who portrayed the character of Gadaffi in Generations The Legacy recently left the show to shoot Queen Sono.
According to the Daily Sun, the producers of the show gave him an ultimatum and asked him to chose between the soapie and Queen Sono. He chose Queen Sono but now that the Netflix original has been canceled we do not know what the longer term holds for one among Mzansi’s most talented actors.