Blood & Water (South African TV series)
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|Blood & Water|
|Voices of||Amamkele Qamata|
|Narrated by||Ama Qamata|
|Theme music composer||Nasty C|
|Opening theme||I Need You|
|Country of origin||South Africa|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Production locations||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Cinematography||Zenn Van Zyl|
|Running time||43–53 minutes|
|Production company||Gambit Films|
|Original release||20 May 2020 –|
Blood & Water is a South African Netflix original streaming television series starring Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema and Gail Mabalane. It was released on May 20, 2020. In June 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. Filming for the second season started October 13, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The series revolves around Puleng (Ama Qamata), a high school girl whose sister Phumelele was kidnapped as part of a human trafficking network shortly after birth. One day, Puleng was invited to a party of Fikile Bhele (Khosi Ngema), a popular athlete studying at Parkhurst College, a prestigious school at Cape Town. After Wade (Dillon Windvogel), a new acquaintance points out their resemblance, Puleng starts to suspect that Fikile is Phumelele. She has lived in the shadow of her sister all her life so she decides to get to the bottom of things. She transfers to the elite school to investigate. While solving the puzzle, Puleng discovers that the mystery of her missing sister is not the only secret that her friends and family keep.
- Amamkele Qamata as Puleng Khumalo
- Khosi Ngema as Fikile Bhele
- Gail Mabalane as Thandeka Khumalo
- Thabang Molaba as Karabo 'KB' Molapo
- Dillon Windvogel as Wade Daniels
- Arno Greeff as Chris Ackerman
- Ryle De Morny as Chad Morgan
- Greteli Fincham as Reece Van Rensburg
- Getmore Sithole as Julius Khumalo
- Odwa Gwanya as Siya Khumalo
- Natasha Thahane as Wendy Dlamini
- Mekaila Mathys as Tahira Kahn
- Sandi Schultz as Nicole Daniels
- Cindy Mahlangu as Zama Bolton
- Xolile Tshabalala as Nwabisa Bhele
- Sello Maake Ka-Ncube as Matla Molapo
- Patrick Mofokeng as Brian Bhele
- Shamilla Miller as Riley Morgan
- Duane Williams as Mark Tedder
- Nasty C as Zero
- Cedwyn Joel as Mr. Hartenburg
- Elzet Nel as Nate
- Anil Sabharwal as Jono
- Andre Lombaard as Mr. Loots
- Laura Bosman as Mrs. Joffe
- Chanelle van Wyk as Fikile's Double
- Sherman Pharo as Mr. Hendriks
- Baby Cele as Ms. Dlamini
- Esther von Waltsleben as Mrs. Thorne
- Faniswa Yisa as Brenda Jaxah
- Marlisa Doubell as Mrs. Ricci
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||6||May 20, 2020|
Season 1 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Fiksation"||Nosipho Dumisa||Daryne Joshua||May 20, 2020|
|2||2||"Thei Interview"||Nosipho Dumisa||Travis Taute||May 20, 2020|
|3||3||"Propaganda"||Travis Taute||Nosipho Dumisa||May 20, 2020|
|4||4||"Payback's a Bitch"||Daryne Joshua||Travis Taute||May 20, 2020|
|5||5||"Frenemy No. 1"||Daryne Joshua||Daryne Joshua||May 20, 2020|
|6||6||"Trippin'"||Nosipho Dumisa||Daryne Joshua||May 20, 2020|
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