The cancelation of Netflix’s African original series Queen Sono, has several Twitter users foaming at the mouth as they are now calling for producers of the show to review their decision not to continue with the second season of the star-studded show.Just recently, a petition started by a fan who wanted the second season to be renewed gained momentum on Twitter aimed at saving the series. The fan said the show deserves a review in its cancelation, “Queen Sono deserves a reversible decision on its recent cancellation. Please reconsider your decision, many loyal fans were supporting this SA classic, there was more story for sure. #SaveQueenSono,” tweeted the fan.
Pearl Thusi echoed the same sentiments when she tweeted “BRING BACK QUEEN SONO PETITION HERE!” Queen Sono was the first African original series in South Africa to premiere on Netflix followed by the likes of Blood and Water, Kings of Joburg, and How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding.
Kings of Joburg was produced by The Fergusons and Queen Sono starred the likes of Pearl Thusi and Vuyo Dabula. The last three series got thumbs up from viewers who demanded season two of the shows to be commissioned. Queen Sono and Kings of Joburg are currently trending in SA and have sparked a debate on which show the best.
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Although some fans are still disappointed after hearing the daunting news that Queen Sono season two is canceled, some have weighed in their two cents defending both shows saying they should not be compared. “We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netlflix. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.” said a Netflix Spokesperson.
The series was shot in several countries and with the COVID-19 pandemic still, wreaking havoc it seems producers of the show would have not been able to bring the storyline to life.
“We wrote a beautiful story that spanned the continent but unfortunately could not be executed in these current trying times,” said Kagiso Lediga, Director (Diprente).