Sci-fi series Vagrant Queen, which is based on a comic series of the same name, follows the adventures of former child queen and fugitive Elida (played by Adriyan Rae, in supernatural web thriller Light As A Feather) as she fends for herself in Gallinox, a universe where strange-looking creatures and spacecrafts are the norm. The series was filmed in South Africa, so expect plenty of familiar faces.
From the outside, Elida is a sassy and highly skilled fighter who could beat any man or woman in combat. But when the curtains close and Elida is all alone in her spacecraft, she is the little girl who has been on the run for years, ever since Commander Lazaro (Paul du Toit from Binnelanders) allegedly murdered her mother Xevelyn (Bonnie Mbuli in locally filmed international series Noughts & Crosses) and took over the monarchy.
Elida’s quest to escape her past is disrupted, and she is forced to revisit painful memories when her childhood frenemy Isaac (Tim Rozon from Instant Star) tracks her down and reveals that her mom is actually still alive. Together with Isaac and their tech-savvy pal Amae (Alex McGregor from Spud: The Movie), Elida sets out to rescue Xevelyn from a heavily fortified, secure location. They will have to brave cannibalistic aliens and escape dangerous shoot-outs in order to bring Xevelyn back home and overthrow Lazaro.