While “Queen Sono” was originally greenlit for a second season, Netflix announced the show starring Pearl Thusi has been canceled due to Covid-19.
A spokesperson for Netflix said it decided not to go ahead with season 2.
The company thanked the Diprente team for their work on the show and the fans of the show.
“We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netflix.
“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.”
The spokesperson said Netflix planned to “continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.”
Thusi also had positive things to say about being involved in the show.
“It’s so incredible that we as a team had a lifetime opportunity to make history together as there will never be another ‘first’ African Netflix Original Series.
“I am excited about what the future holds.”