Blood and Water is a teen drama that follows the same steps taken by an alike show like ‘Gossip Girl. ‘Blood & Water’ is Netflix’s second South African original and is set in a prestigious high school in Cape Town.
Blood & Water marks Netflix’s second African original series, following Queen Sono. Queen Sono, starring Pearl Thusi, premiered in February and was renewed for a second season in April.
When is Blood and Water coming?
All episodes of Season 1 of ‘Blood & Water’ will be available to stream on Netflix on May 20.
What is ‘Blood and Water’ about?
The story is set in the surroundings of Parkhurst College, a prestigious inner-city school for elite scholars and academic overachievers. ‘Blood & Water’ follows the exploits of 16-year-old Puleng Khumalo as she engineers her transfer to the school to investigate the 17-year-old cold case of the abducted-at-birth older sister she’s never met.
Puleng (Qamata) is investigating the disappearance of her older sister, who was abducted at birth. She begins to think her new classmate who moved to her school from a nearby private school, Fikile Bhele (Khosi Ngema) may be her missing sister.
Ama Qamata (‘My Perfect Family’, ‘Rhythm City’) plays Puleng Khumalo, while Fikile “Fiks’’ Bhele is played by Khosi Ngema starring in her debut role. Wade is played by Dillon Windvogel (‘Arendsvlei’) and Wendy is portrayed by Natasha Thahane (‘Skeem Saam’, ‘The Queen’, ‘Lockdown’). Thabang Molaba plays Karabo ‘KB’ Molapo.
The show also stars Gail Mabalane, Arno Greeff, Ryle De Morny, Greteli Fincham, and Getmore Sithole.
Blood and Water is directed by Nosipho Dumisa, one of South Africa’s most recognizable black female directors who won the Best Director Award at the Fantasia International Film Festival for ‘Number 37’.