Netflix Orders South African Teen Series ‘Blood & Water’

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Variety is reporting that Netflix has ordered the South African teen series ‘Blood & Water’.

Nosipho Dumisa directs the series, which follows a local teen who discovers her family has a secret past, all while navigating her way through a South African high school. ‘Blood & Water’ is made up of a local cast and produced by Gambit Films. Daryne Joshua and Travis Taute write and co-direct along with Dumisa.

Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer will produce along with Simon Beesley as lead editor. Dumisa had the following to say about the project:

“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,” said Dumisa.

“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.”

The series will begin production later this year and be released globally in 2020 to 190 countries.


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