Pearl Thusi's Queen Sono cancelled due to Covid 19 related challenges

Pearl Thusi's Queen Sono cancelled due to Covid 19 related challenges

- Season 2 of Pearl Thusi's Queen Sono has been cancelled due to Covid-19 challenges

- The series' creator and director Kagiso Lediga confirmed that Netflix has pulled the plug on Queen Sono

- The fans of the show have shared their disappointment at the news that the production of Season 2 has been stopped

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Pearl Thusi's Queen Sono has been cancelled. Netflix's first African original series will not be returning for Season 2 due to production challenges related to Covid-19.

The series had been given a go-ahead to shoot another season a few months back but Netflix has now decided to pull the plug on it due to the current "trying times".

The first season of the epic series was shot in different locations across Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria and Zanzibar, among others.

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Creator and director of the show Kagiso Lediga confirmed that Season 2 of the series, which follows a well-trained spy played by Pearl Thusi, has been cancelled.

Pearl Thusi's Queen Sono cancelled due to Covid 19 related challenges
Pearl Thusi's Queen Sono has been cancelled due to Covid-19-related challenges. Image: @pearlthusi/Instagram
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Kagiso told Channel24:

"We wrote a beautiful story that spanned the continent but unfortunately could not be executed in these trying times."

The publication reports that a Netflix spokesperson also confirmed that the production of Season 2 of the series has been halted.

"We've made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 2 of Queen Sono."

Kagiso took to Twitter on Thursday, 26 November to let his fans know that the show has been "another casualty" of 2020. He wrote:

"Another casualty of 2020. Thank you to all the fans and awesome team behind Queen Sono for the magic."

The disappointed fans of Queen Sono took to his comment section to react to the news that Season 2 has been nixed. Check out some of their comments below:

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@PhilB1g wrote:

"There has to be another season man. If not this year, maybe next year. At least promise to try to make it happen again? I love that show."

@errol_madlala said:

"Sorry chief, your promotion and outdoor campaign were as hot as the film shots!"

@Pinkstufff commented:

"Oh no! I was really looking forward to Season 2. I absolutely loved S1."

@TshepiMalunga wrote:

"No way... was looking forward to the new season."

@maddymfuru added:

"Thank you for creating this show. As an African actress living in the USA, you have no idea how much it inspired me; the writing, cinematography and directing. I've never seen anything like it over here. Asante sana."

In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA's new TV show titled The Braai Show premiered on SABC 1 last Thursday, 12 November. The show managed to pull in over two million viewers with its debut.

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The show's first episode saw AKA interview flamboyant politician Fikile Mbalula. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela took to Twitter on Wednesday, 18 November to share that the programme pulled in a whopping 2.8 million viewers. Phil posted

"The Braai Show with AKA started airing on SABC1 on Thurs, November 12th at 19h30 — pulling in 2.8 million viewers in its very first episode. Making it the 13th most watched program on the channel and 18th in South Africa."

Phil further explained that if the show retains its viewership, it will make the musician the second highest rated talk show host in Mzansi. He added:

"If the show retains the 2.8 million viewers or pulls higher, it will likely fall behind Nyan Nyan in terms of most -watched talk shows in South Africa."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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