Netflix has announced another local original series following which will feature up and coming talented South African cast.
The series titled ‘Blood & Water’ will be headed by Nosipho Dumisa leading the directing team – and will start filming this year.
This will mark the second African original series by Netflix, after announcing ‘Queen Sono’ which will arrive this year and stars Pearl Thusi.
Great stories are universal, so we expect this gripping teen drama, with its view on contemporary high school life, to appeal to young adults from South Africa, as well as the rest of the world. Following on the heels of Queen Sono, Blood & Water is the next step in our further investment in original African content and we’re excited to explore more projects across the region.
The series will be directed by the award winning South African female powerhouse, Nosipho Dumisa. Dumisa has already made her mark globally, with Nommer 37, which earned her the Cheval Noir jury prize for Best Director at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec. She has also been nominated for best picture, among others, in this year’s SAFTA awards. The Nommer 37 production team will also be onboard, with Daryne Joshua & Travis Taute writing and co-directing with Nosipho, Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer as producers and Simon Beesley as lead editor.
The series is due to start production in 2019 and is expected to launch globally in 190 countries in 2020.