The Queen (South African TV series)

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The Queen
The Queen (Telenovela).jpg
GenreTelenovela
Created byFerguson Films
Directed byAndries van der Merwe
Starring
Theme music composerJoel Assaizky
Country of originSouth Africa
Original language(s)
No. of seasons3
Production
Executive producer(s)Connie Ferguson, Shona Ferguson
Producer(s)Lauren Neil, Amanda Quwe
Production location(s)Midrand, Gauteng Thembisa, Gauteng
CinematographyLeon Kriel
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 - 24 Minutes
Production company(s)Ferguson Films
Release
Original networkMzansi Magic
Picture formatSDTV 576i, HDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic
First shown inSouth Africa
Original release01 August 2016

The Queen is a South African telenovela that premiered on Mzansi Magic on August 1 2016. It is produced by Ferguson Films, owned by acting veterans Connie Ferguson and her husband Shona Ferguson, who also play two of the main roles in the series.[1]

Plot[edit]

The show revolves around the Khoza family, drug lords who hide their dealings behind their logistics company, and their conflicts with their competitors and the Tembisa Police Service. Connie Ferguson plays the role of Harriet Khoza, the widow of a drug lord, while Shona Ferguson plays the police officer Jerry Maake.[2]

Main Cast[edit]

Main

  • Jeremiah 'Jerry' Maake (Shona Ferguson)
  • Gracious Mabuza (Rami Chuene)
  • Shaka Khoza (Sthembiso Khoza)
  • Kagiso Khoza (Loyiso Macdonald)
  • Keabetswe Khoza (Dineo Moeketsi)
  • Vuyiswa 'Vee' Maake (Zandile Msutwana)
  • Brutus Khoza (Themba Ndaba)
  • Mmabatho Khoza (Motsoaledi Setumo)
  • Thato Maake (Xolani Mayekiso)
  • Patronella (Thembsie Matu)
  • Schumacher (Vuyolwethu Ngcukana)
  • Martha Ndlovu (Khayakazi Kula)
  • Sthembiso Radebe (Mlamli Mangcala)
  • Jabulani "Mjekejeke" (Sipho Manzini)

Recurring

  • Prince (Moshe Ndiki)
  • Akhona (Khanya Mkangisa)
  • Dolly (Tumi Morake)
  • Advocate Sandra Stein (Shannon Ezra)
  • Bongi (Andrea Dondolo)
  • Cordelia (Lorcia Kumalo)


Special Guest

  • Sindi Dlathu in the role of Lindiwe Dikana

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dstv Viewers Choice Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 "Sello Maake Ka-Ncube" Favourite Actor Nominated
2017 "Themba Ndaba" Favourite Actor Won
2018 "Thembsie Matu" Favourite Actress Won
2018 "Rami Chuene" Nominated

The South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas)

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Joe Assaizky" Best Achievement In Original Music/Score-TV Soap/Telenovela Nominated
2018 "Leon kriel" Best Achievement in Cinematography-TV Soap/Telenovel Nominated
2018 "Odette Earle" Best Achievement in Art/ Production Design - TV Soap/Telenovela Nominated
2018 "Ferguson Films" Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connie Ferguson wears the crown | IOL Entertainment". Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. ^ "Connie Ferguson is 'The Queen' in new TV show". Retrieved 2018-03-24.