releases trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful documentary series ... trends now

releases trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful documentary series ... trends now
Netflix releases trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful documentary series ... trends now

Netflix releases trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful documentary series ... trends now

Netflix has released an exhilarating trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful new documentary series African Queens.

The Red Table Talk host, 51 – who will soon be journeying to Ghana for Girls Trip 2 – is the show's executive producer and narrates each episode.

Dropping the trailer on Twitter, Netflix wrote that the new series will explore 'the lives of iconic African Queens,' beginning with 'Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th century warrior queen.'

Premiering February 15, African Queens: Njinga will feature Adesuwa Oni in the central role of its dramatization. 

The documentary will encompass four episodes, telling Njinga's harrowing rise from a young princess learning to rule in her father's court, to the warrior queen who defended her people from the Portuguese.

Captivating: Netflix has released an exhilarating trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful new documentary series African Queens

Captivating: Netflix has released an exhilarating trailer for Jada Pinkett Smith's powerful new documentary series African Queens

Pinkett Smith's voice fills the beginning of the trailer as it opens on footage of Africa and warriors preparing to fight: 'Born into an era of darkness...a warrior...a queen, destined to lead.'

'There are no slaves in my kingdom,' declares Njinga, kicking off the action-packed trailer.

Muskets explode as Jada explains that Njinga 'fearlessly defended her kingdom against European power.'

'The king is under threat!' Njinga proclaims, earning the reply: 'The king is always under threat.'

A gruesome knife attack is glimpsed before Pinkett Smith's voice returns: 'Slavery threatened to decimate a continent.'

'We are people born running from extinction,' says Njinga, ushering in footage of brutality in the jungle.

'Rising to become a beacon of light for her people,' Njinga gets in the face of a rival and says: 'I have nothing to lose, which makes me dangerous.'

When Njinga is asked about what she desires, the African Queen replies: 'The kind of power that will make a difference in my people's lives.'

Double duty: The Red Table Talk host, 51, is the show's executive producer and narrates each episode

Double duty: The Red Table Talk host, 51, is the show's executive producer and narrates each episode

Powerful stories: Dropping the trailer on Twitter, Netflix wrote that the new series will explore 'the lives of iconic African Queens,' beginning with 'Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th century warrior queen'

Powerful stories: Dropping the trailer on Twitter, Netflix wrote that the new series will explore 'the lives of iconic African Queens,' beginning with 'Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th century warrior queen'

Amazing performance: Premiering February 15, African Queens: Njinga will feature Adesuwa Oni, 27, in the central role of its dramatization

Amazing performance: Premiering February 15, African Queens: Njinga will feature Adesuwa Oni, 27, in the central role of its dramatization

Her story: The documentary will encompass four episodes, telling Njinga's harrowing rise from a young princess learning to rule in her father's court, to the warrior queen who defended her people from the Portuguese

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