The drama's original renewal has been reversed.
December 1, 2020
It is being reported that Netflix has changed its mind about the future of Queen Sono, cancelling the series rather than proceed with its previously-announced second season. The sad news, confirmed by creator Kagiso Lediga on Twitter, comes seven months after the crime drama was originally picked up for a sophomore run.
The show premiered back in February as the streaming giant's first African original series. Its 6-episode freshman run garnered a high amount of critical praise for its fun storytelling and well-executed action sequences. Unfortunately, the current global pandemic created insurmountable challenges that ultimately prevented its story from continuing.
Queen Sono follows a highly-skilled South African spy devoted to protecting her nation's people. After she unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother's death during a field assignment, she sets out on a new mission of her own dedicated to finding out the truth.
I'm surprised even the established shows are premiering new episodes. Imagine all the characters running around wearing masks.