Netflix dropped the official trailer for, African Queens: Njinga, their upcoming documentary that details the lives of prominent African Queens. The first part chronicles the story of 17th-century warrior Queen Njinga, who ruled over Ndongo and Matamba. Jada Pinkett Smith will serve as the narrator. Catch the four-part series in its premiere on Wednesday, February 15.
“There are so many stories to be told in regard to the Black experience globally. I think that it’s important to tell the stories now because we can and haven’t always been able to. Even though there’s a lot more work to do, we’re at a place now where we have the ability and the opportunity to tell stories that have been forgotten as well as the stories that are part of our everyday lives, and what a gift that is. It’s a testament to standing on the shoulders of all of those that came before us that didn’t have the opportunities that we have but were part of carving out the path for all of us to get to where we are today. African Queens is in honor of that,” Smith said in a statement.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Miguel Melendez, Terence Carter, and Sahara Bushue for Westbrook Studios; Jane Root, Maxine Watson, and Ben Goold for Nutopia serve as executive producers for the documentary. The writers Peres Owino and NneNne Iwuji worked with Smith to tell the complete tale of Queen Njinga’s remarkable resistance. Westbrook Studios, Nutopia is the production company.
About African Queens: Njinga TV Show
African Queens follows the life of 17th-century warrior Queen Njinga, who ruled over Ndongo and Matamba, which were located in what’s known today as Angola. Njinga was the nation’s first female ruler, and she earned a reputation for political and diplomatic savvy as well as military prowess. Pinkett Smith worked with writers Peres Owino and NneNne Iwuji to create the four-part series, telling the story of Queen Njinga’s unprecedented resistance in its entirety.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.