Blood and Water – SA’s Netflix Drama is Emerging as Another Streaming Hit

Blood & Water follows the exploits of the intelligent yet spontaneous 16-year-old, Puleng Khumalo played by Ama Qamata, as she investigates the cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister.

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Blood & Water, Netflix’s second original African series, is the first South African show to reach number 1 in the USA.

Blood & Water is directed by one of South Africa’s most recognisable black female directors, award-winning Nosipho Dumisa (Best Director, Fantasia International Film Festival) 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 series includes a line up of fresh, talented young cast including two newcomers as the female leads. 

The show retained a position in the top 10 in countries like France, Brazil, Nigeria, Libya, Jamaica, and Brazi.

Blood & Water follows the exploits of the intelligent yet spontaneous 16-year-old, Puleng Khumalo played by Ama Qamata, as she investigates 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. Joining the female leads is 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.

Ama Qamata rehearsing with Tabang molaba

In her on-going search Puleng finds an ally and assistant investigator in Wade, played by Dillon Windvogel (Arendsvlei), while also having to handle the opinionated Wendy Dlamini, who at times is a bit too ‘woke’, played by Natasha Thahane.

Completing the diverse cast is 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).

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