- Thuso Mbedu has been named as one of eight sensational rising stars by Vogue UK
- She was recognised for her lead role on Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime
- The star has taken to social media to share her good news with her fans
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Mzansi actress Thuso Mbedu is quickly establishing herself as an international star.
Thuso has been picked by Vogue UK as one of the sensational rising stars to currently watch out for on the small screens over the coming months.
The star made it to the publication's list of eight rising stars to watch from the biggest releases on Netflix, Amazon Prime and more.
Thuso took to social media to share her good news with the rest of her fans.
She captioned the post:
"Things to look forward to #TheUndergroundRailroad."
She was recognised for her lead role on Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime.
The series is based on the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning 2016 novel by Colson Whitehead. Vogue UK said the TV adaptation by Moonlight director Jenkins is sure to be as haunting as the book.
It is set in the pre-civil war era of slavery, the period drama focuses on the story of Cora, a slave attempting to escape a horrific reality.
The series will follow Cora’s journey across 11 one-hour episodes, according to the publication. Thuso portrays the role of Cora in the show.
The magazine went on to explain that the series is guaranteed to be a huge moment for Thuso, who was nominated for an International Emmy in 2017 for her portrayal of Winnie in Is’thunzi.
It was originally slated for a 2019 release but it is expected to air on Amazon Prime soon.
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Mzansi's celebs including Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, Dineo Langa, Jessica Nkosi, Hungani Ndlovu, among others, all reacted to Thuso's post with fire and heart-eyes emojis.
Jessica, who is one of the stars that recently bagged roles on The Queen, said she cannot wait to watch the series.
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