Jada Pinkett Smith To Produce Netflix's Hybrid Doc/Scripted Series On African Queens, Cleopatra And Njinga Are First Up
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Jada Pinkett Smith To Produce Netflix's Hybrid Doc/Scripted Series On African Queens, Cleopatra And Njinga Are First Up

Actress and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith is known for her work in a plethora of films such as Set It Off, Jason’s Lyric, Demon Knight, Collateral and Girls Trip, as well as her role as host of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk. She's now working with Netflix for an upcoming docuseries.

Deadline reports that Netflix has commissioned a two-season order for a docuseries on African Queens from Westbrook Studios, the production company owned by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. The former is slated to executive produce.

The docuseries - written by Peres Owino and NneNne Iwuji will contain scripted docudrama elements, interviews and will focus on a different queen each season. The first season will focus on the life of revered queen Cleopatra. The second season will revolve around Queen Njinga. 

As the mother of a young Black woman, it is immensely important to me that she learns the lessons of the African Queens who paved the way for our success and the success of generations of Black women,” said Pinkett Smith. “I am very passionate and excited about bringing the stories and lessons of these powerful women to light in order to showcase their strength, leadership, and undeniable influence on history.”

The project keeps Pinkett Smith at Netflix, where she is set to star in the film, The Redd Zone.