After their previous announcement for a show focused on Shona mythology, Netflix seems to be doubling down on their quest to release more Afrocentric show with a new announcement about on an upcoming South African inspired Netflix Original titled “Blood and Water”.
Coming after the “Queen Sono” original starring South African actress Pearl Thusi, this new series will follow the story of a teenager who unravels shocking secrets about her family’s past, all while trying to navigate through the complex and sometimes violent world of South African high school. Expected to launch sometime in the coming year, the cast of the series is yet to be announced but Director Nosipo Dumisa, who has garnered international praise for her “Nommer 37” gangster thriller, has hinted that the series will feature several new faces and talent.
Speaking on the new series, Nosipho Dumisa explained “Gambit Films and I are so excited to be working with Netflix on this explosive young adult drama, with not only a cool look at strong female leads but also a powerful mystery at its core. As a director who loves genre, this series combines the best of so many and isn’t shy to delve into the real issues of youth culture, whilst jam-packing it with twists that will keep viewers guessing.”