Netflix has renewed the South African teen drama, Blood & Water, for a second season. The series is the second script-to-screen original series out of Africa at Netflix. The Cape Town-set series is from award-winning South African director Nosipho Dumisa (Nommer 37).
The official description: At Parkhurst College, a prestigious inner-city school for Cape Town’s elite scholars and academic overachievers, we’ll follow the exploits of the intelligent, proactive and impulsive 16- year-old Puleng Khumalo, as she engineers her transfer to the school to investigate the 17-year- old cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister she’s never met.
The second season will see Puleng and Fikile deal with the consequences of their explosive confrontation as more mystery and drama unfolds. Series stars Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Gail Mabalane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba, Arno Greeff and Dillon Windvogel are all expected to return.
“Blood & Water’s success is a testament to the hard work put in by the entire team towards expanding the African narrative in a new and exciting direction. It’s a privilege and a blessing to return to our beloved characters, as we delve further into the greater mystery and scandals of their world. Parkhurst is about to get really messy,” said Dumisa.
“We are thrilled at the joy and excitement Blood & Water has brought to our viewers around the world. We know our viewers were left with questions and those answers await them in the second season of Blood & Water. We’re even more delighted to share our continued commitment to showcase only the best-in-class young adult stories that reflect more young people’s lives on screen, especially now in June as South Africa observes Youth Month,” said Dorothy Ghettuba, who leads African Original Series at Netflix.
Watch the season 2 announcement below: