Netflix will debut its second African Original series, Blood & Water, across 190 countries, globally on May 2

The series was announced back in 2019, pushing the envelope further for the giant streaming service when it comes to solidifying their catalogue of local content.

The series, will be focus on “a world of mystery, raw family dynamics and light-hearted relief”, is directed by Nosipho Dumisa. The female cast comprises of Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema, Gail Mabalane, Natasha Thahane, and Cindy Mahlangu.

Blood & Water follows the exploits of the intelligent yet spontaneous 16-year-old, Puleng Khumalo played by Ama Qamata (My Perfect Family, Rhythm City), as she investigates the cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister.


In the search, Puleng meets beautiful, alluring Fikile “Fiks’’ Bhele from a nearby private school, played by Khosi Ngema starring in her debut role. Thabang Molaba playing Karabo ‘KB’ Molapo, resident bad boy and high school heartthrob who is struggling to live up to his father’s high expectations.

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Blood & Water is directed by one of South Africa’s most recognizable directors directors, award-winning Nosipho Dumisa (Best Director, Fantasia International Film Festival) and produced by Gambit Films led by Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer as producers, with Daryne Joshua & Travis Taute as co-directors and writers and Simon Beesley as lead editor.

The streaming service also announced that its wildly successful first African Original Series, the six-part spy-thriller Queen Sono, has been renewed for a second season with the premiere date set to be announced soon.

Furthermore, Netflix has also announced its next African original series,’JIVA!’, currently in production. It will be “a fun and energy-packed drama series” on a talented street dancer, and will be a local African production, from script to screen, with an all-African cast and crew.

‘Blood & Water’ will be available on our screens in May.



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