Netflix has revealed the official clip and release date for their new documentary series based on the most notable African Queens: Njinga, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Africans Queens is produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and streamed by Netflix globally, bringing to life the various female powerhouses that impacted post-colonial Africa. The series begins on February 15 with Angola’s Queen Nzinga. The show has been renewed for two seasons and will feature four 45-minute episodes that mix drama with factual recounts from historians.
Pinkett Smith narrates the docuseries, which Peres Owino and NneNne Iwuji wrote. The streamer ordered the series last August for two seasons, with Njinga & Cleopatra as the subjects.
Each season will consist of four 45-minute episodes that will include expert interviews, other documentary content, and premium scripted docudrama/re-enactments. “As the mother of a young Black lady, it is incredibly essential to me that she learns the teachings of the African Queens who paved the path for our achievements and the success of generations of Black women,” Jada Smith previously said in an official statement.
African Queens: Njinga Official Clip
Netflix has released the first clip for Jada Pinkett Smith’s new docuseries African Queens: Njinga. By mixing drama and reality, the series will tell the story of 17th-century warrior queen Njinga. The series will follow her as she rises to power amid familial betrayal and political rivalry.
The first look clip shows the African Queen at different phases of her life. According to the clip, she was a strong and celebrated ruler whose “legacy ripples throughout Africa to this day.” Njinga was the complex and fearless warrior queen of modern-day Angola’s Ndongo and Matamba.
She was the country’s first female ruler and became an icon of resistance for her mix of political and diplomatic ability with military prowess. The official clip includes glimpses of the Queen’s skill and her life as Queen. The documentary highlights her power, leadership, and undeniable impact on history.
Cast members of African Queens: Njinga
Yetide Badaki is expected to take on the lead role in the upcoming African Queens: Njinga Series. Stars Mo Abudu, Steven S. DeKnight, and Jada Pinkett Smith have been added to the cast. More stars have yet to be released, but don’t worry; we will soon provide you with the whole cast, character names, and much more information.
The series is written by Kenyan-born storyteller Peres Owino & British diplomat NneNne Iwuji, and it is produced by Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Nutopia, an independent film company.
Docuseries African Queens: Njinga was released on Netflix in the United Kingdom on February 15, 2023. You can stream African Queens: Njinga on Netflix.