December 19, 2018

Pearl Thusi to star in African Original Series acquire by Netflix - Queen Sono

Pearl Thusi to star in Af...

Do you remember her from scorpion king? we do!

South African model and ActressSithembile Xola Pearl Thusi, who starred as series regular Dayana Mampasi in ABC’s “Quantico”, has landed the lead role in Netflix’s first South African original series, “Queen Sono,” according to Deadline.

Thusi will play a highly trained spy in a South African agency in the series and she noted of the project, “It’s going to change the game for every artist on this continent. I cannot wait for every young woman, every woman on this continent and on this planet to meet Queen Sono. We’ve worked so hard for this.”

Netflix announced on Monday that the series will start production in 2019.

QueenSono — Africa’s first Netflix original! A thrilling story about a kickass female spy. Can’t wait for you guys to see what we have in store for you!” wrote Thusi on her Twitter account.

Netflix South Africa’s account retweeted her, writing: “That’s right! A Netflix first for Africa. Pearl Thusi as #QueenSono coming to your screens in 2019.”

The new series will reportedly be helmed by local actor and director Kagiso Legida who directed Thusi in the South African hit film “Catching Feelings”, which is also available on Netflix.