African Queens

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Project details

A new premium docudrama franchise from NUTOPIA, WESTBROOK’S JADA PINKETT SMITH and NETFLIX 


AFRICAN QUEENS tells the remarkable stories of Africa's most iconic Queens: a bold, original and timely new perspective on these extraordinary women and their gripping and dramatic lives that changed the course of history.


Each season will focus on a different queen.


Season One covers the extraordinary life of Cleopatra, the world’s most famous, powerful, and misunderstood woman - a daring queen whose beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect. And whose heritage has been the subject of much academic debate.


Season Two features Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th-century warrior queen of Matamba and Ndongo, in modern-day Angola. As the nation’s first female ruler, Njinga earned a fearsome reputation – by combining her political and diplomatic skills with military prowess to become an icon of resistance to slavery.


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