Netflix is hard at work it’s continued push into African originals with its latest order of the teen series “Blood & Water.”
The series, directed by Nosipho Dumisa 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, follows a local teen (played by Ama Qamata) who discovers her family’s secret past while navigating the complicated world of a Mzansi high school in the search she meets beautiful, alluring Fikile “Fiks’’ Bhele from nearby private school.
Late last week, the folks at Netflix announced that the series will include a line up of fresh, talented young cast including two newcomers as the female leads. Completing the diverse cast are Gail Mabalane (The Road, The Wild), Sello Maake (The River, Scandal, Generations), Arno Greef (Binnelanders), Ryle De Morny (Top Billing), Getmore Sithole (Scandal), Xolile Tshabalala (High Rollers), Sandi Schultz (Binnelanders), Monique Rockman (Nommer 37) and Cindy Mahlangu (The Herd).
Netflix will release Blood & Water worldwide in 2020.