It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town is threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on 4 July, exclusively on Netflix.
Queen Sono release date revealed
Netflix has debuted the first teaser and also announced that Queen Sono will release worldwide on 28 February 2020.
After the assassination of her mother, Queen Sono grows up to become a kick-ass yet unconventional spy devoted to protecting the people of Africa. During a dangerous field assignment, Queen unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother’s death, sparking her own truth-finding mission.
The highly anticipated South African-produced Netflix Original, Queen Sono, will be released on Netflix on 28 February 2020. It released the trailer and the date announcement on the Instagram post below:
Netflix provided the following facts
- Queen Sono is Netflix’s first script-to-screen, fully produced African original series with an all African cast and crew
- Queen Sono was in production for over eight weeks and was shot in 37 different locations across Africa, including the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Park Station, Soweto, Lagos, Kenya, and Zanzibar.
- Viewers can expect a diverse set of languages throughout the series, including English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Russian and French.
Queen Sono also stars Vuyo Dabula playing Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path. Sechaba Morojele plays Dr. Sid, director of the SOG, with Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, and Rob Van Vuuren, playing agents on his team. Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina, heiress of an oligarch family with ulterior motives. Khathu Ramabulana plays Queen’s childhood friend, William, now in a relationship with Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa’s character, Nova. Abigail Kubeka plays Mazet, Queen’s beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen – no matter the trouble she gets herself into.
Created and written by: Kagiso Lediga
Written by: Karabo Lediga, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp, Muzi Dlamini
Directed by: Kagiso Lediga (named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2019) and Tebogo Malope (Cannes Lions and SAFTA award winner), with both directing three episodes each.
Executive produced by: Tamsin Andersson and Kagiso Lediga
Produced by: Netflix and Diprente
For more information, visit netflix.com/QueenSono.
Persona 5 Royal lands early next year
The award-winning RPG, Persona, gets a new instalment at the end of March 2020.
Two years ago, the Phantom Thieves stole the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Now, they’re getting ready to make their triumphant return in Persona 5 Royal, an enhanced release of Atlus’s acclaimed JRPG Persona 5.
Persona 5 Royal steals the show for the PlayStation 4 system on 31 March 2020 with a Phantom Thieves Edition, Launch Edition, and special digital bundles. Digital pre-orders, which are available now on the PlayStation Store, will come with an original Persona 5 Royal theme as a bonus. And, all the original Persona 5 DLC will be free for all Persona 5 Royal players.
With the Persona 5 Royal physical editions, players will get:
- Official Joker Mask (comes with a stand)
- Collector’s Box
- Art book
- Limited edition Steelbook case
- Dynamic PS4 theme code
The game will be available on 31 March 2020 for the PlayStation 4.