Netflix backs second South African drama

Netflix is backing high school drama Blood & Water as its second South African scripted series.

Netflix is backing high school drama Blood & Water as its second South African series.

The show will follow a South African teen navigating high school while also discovering her family’s secret past.

Netflix backs second South African drama
Netflix

Gambit Films of Cape Town is producing the drama, which is being written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nosipho Dumisa, along with Daryne Joshua and Travis Taute.

“We are delighted to be investing further in African content and to partner with Nosipho and the team at Gambit Films to bring our second original series from South Africa to Netflix,” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, vice president of international originals in Europe, Turkey and Africa, at Netflix.

“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.”

The news comes just a couple of months after Netflix announced its backing of South African spy drama Queen Sono, which will shoot this year with South African actor Pearl Thusi.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Africa.

Netflix backs second South African drama
Netflix

Netflix is backing high school drama Blood & Water as its second South African series.

The show will follow a South African teen navigating high school while also discovering her family’s secret past.

Gambit Films of Cape Town is producing the drama, which is being written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nosipho Dumisa, along with Daryne Joshua and Travis Taute.

“We are delighted to be investing further in African content and to partner with Nosipho and the team at Gambit Films to bring our second original series from South Africa to Netflix,” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, vice president of international originals in Europe, Turkey and Africa, at Netflix.

“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.”

The news comes just a couple of months after Netflix announced its backing of South African spy drama Queen Sono, which will shoot this year with South African actor Pearl Thusi.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Africa.

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