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.