Jada Pinkett Smith‘s documentary series African Queens is returning to Netflix, with a second-season focus on Queen Cleopatra.
The series will feature four episodes about the “daring queen whose beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect.”
“We don’t often get to see or hear stories about Black queens, and that was really important for me, as well as for my daughter, and just for my community to be able to know those stories because there are tons of them! Cleopatra is a queen who many know about, but not in her truth,” says Jada in a statement. “She’s been displayed as overtly sexual, excessive, and corrupt, yet she was a strategist, an intellect, a commanding force of nature, who fought to protect her kingdom… and her heritage is highly debated. This season will dive deeper into her history and re-assesses this fascinating part of her story.”
Queen Cleopatra premieres May 10. It follows the story of warrior Queen Njinga of Angola, which is now available on the streaming platform.
The trailer for Queen Cleopatra is available now.
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