Netflix has announced its second original series in South Africa

Blood & Water will be Netflix second orginal series made in South Africa with Nosipho Dumisa leading the directing team. The series will be filmed later in 2019 and will feature up and coming talented South African cast.

Nosipho Dumisa has already achieved a global name, with Nommer 37, which earned her the Cheval Noir jury prize for Best Director at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec, where she was nominated for best picture, among others, in this year’s Safta awards.

“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 Nosipho

She also added, “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 is due to start production in 2019 and is expected to launch globally in 190 countries in 2020.