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Netflix is continuing to drop content despite the coronavirus forcing television and film productions across the planet to close. The streaming giant is launching a fresh new teen series for those already missing Élite, Sex Education and Riverdale. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Blood and Water.
How many episodes are in Blood and Water?
Blood and Water will be landing globally on Netflix tomorrow (Wednesday, May 20).
According to IMDb, there will be six episodes and as per Netflix Originals, the entire season will be dropped in one go.
Viewers can either binge or savour the series depending on viewing habits.
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The teen series was commissioned by Netflix in 2019 as part of the US streaming service’s commitment to more shows from the African continent.
Blood and Water is a coming-of-age thriller following one girl, who infiltrates a prestigious school in order to investigate the disappearance of her sister.
The show is set in Cape Town, South Africa with most of the action taking place at a preparatory school.
Puleng Khumalo (played by Ama Qamata) is a curious 16-year-old schoolgirl trying to find out what happened to her sister who was abducted at birth.
As Puleng tries to discover the truth, she encounters Fikile “Fiks’’ Bhele (Khosi Ngema), who attends the local private school Parkhurst College.
However, Puleng will soon find herself trying to uncover dark secrets while going to the inner-cuty school and trying figure out the location of a sister, whom she’s never met.
From the trailer, Puleng will stop at nothing to discover what happened to her sister.
At times, her search for her sibling becomes obsessive as she seeks answers and why he sister was taken.
In true Netflix style, the school uniform seems to be very similar to Sex Education’s Moordale High colour scheme, favouring Gryffindor gold and burgundy.
Along with the two leads, Blood and Water also stars Thabang Molaba as the resident rich kid and bad boy Karabo “KB” Molapo.
Also, in the cast is Dillon Windvogel as Puleng’s ally and fellow investigator Wade and Natasha Thahane as the highly opinionated student Wendy Dlamini.
Further cast members include Gail Mabalane, Sello Maake, Arno Greef, Ryle De Morny, Getmore Sithole, Xolile Tshabalala, Sandi Schultz, Monique Rockman and Cindy Mahlangu.
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Speaking of the casting process, director Nosipho Dumisa, said “Blood & Water presented us with the opportunity to bring a mixture of fresh new faces alongside seasoned actors.
“After seeing hundreds of actors and newcomers from both Cape Town and Johannesburg, we’re excited to be a part of opening up the industry.”
Blood and Water comes after other African Originals such as Queen Sono and Shadow.
Given the popularity of teen content on Netflix, Blood and Water is likely to be a hit with audiences, particularly during lockdown with a captive audience.
Blood and Water is released on Netflix tomorrow
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