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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: ‘Blood & Water’ arriving on Netflix this week

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: ‘Blood & Water’ arriving on Netflix this week

Starring Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Thabang Molaba & more

Brand new local series ‘Blood & Water’ will hit Netflix from tomorrow.

This is another great milestone worth applauding especially for Netflix in expanding its catalogue for local content. More than that the streaming service has secured a bunch of local shows to be available on its platform.

Viewers are now able to watch shows such as Shadow, Queen Sono, Intersexions, Catching Feelings, Jerusalema, King of Boys, Lionheart, Tsotsi, Tjovitjo, The Red Sea, Blood Diamond and a bunch more.

With few more hours to go before fans see Blood & Water, we’ve put together a number of interesting things to know about the series.


Second African Original

Yes, Blood & Water is Netflix’s second original following Queen Sono. The series features an all-African cast which includes; Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Gail Mabalane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba, Arno Greeff and Dillon Windvogel.

Completing the diverse cast are Sello Maake, Ryle De Morny , Getmore SitholeXolile Tshabalala, Sandi Schultz and Monique Rockman .

Rapper, Nasty C will also appear in the series and will play KB’s (Thabang Molaba) producer who helps him with making music.


The storyline

At Parkhurst College, a prestigious inner-city school for Cape Town’s elite scholars and academic overachievers, we’ll follow the exploits of the intelligent, proactive and impulsive 16- year-old Puleng Khumalo, as she engineers her transfer to the school to investigate the 17-year- old cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister she’s never met.

Puleng Khumalo played by Ama Qamata embarks on a journey to investigate 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.



The shooting of the series begun around July last year and filmed in multiple locations across the Western Cape.

Blood & Water is directed and written 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.



The soundtrack will feature a number of local artists including Nasty and Rowlene. The two will appear on a track I Need You.


Where to watch

The series will arrive with season 1, packed with only 6-episodes running between 40-50 minutes each, and will debut in 190 countries on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 on Netflix.


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