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Blood and water

August 17, 2021
2 min

1. Introduction:

Blood & Water is a South African television crime/drama series set in Cape Town. The series revolves around a teenage girl who strives to find her long-lost sister and ends up finding out many secrets about her family. This TV series was developed by Gambit Films, and its main cast includes Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata and Gail Mabalane. Blood & Waters has become a popular TV series winning awards for sound design and cinematography. It also won the “South African Film and TV Awards” prize for Best TV Drama in 2021. Two seasons of this drama have been released up till now. The first season was released on Netflix on the 20th of May, 2020 and season 2 aired on the 24th of September, 2021.


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The series is about a high school teenage girl, Puleng. Puleng had a sister Phume, who was kidnapped as a baby by a human trafficking network. On the day of Phume’s birthday, Fikile Bhele, a famous athlete studying at Pankhurst College in Cape Town, throws a party and invites Puleng as well. Puleng starts suspecting Fikile is Phume when Wade, a friend of theirs, points out their remarkable resemblance. She decides to solve this mystery and transfers to Parkhurst College to get to the bottom of things uncovering many family secrets.

3. Top Cast:

  1. Ama Qamata (Plueng Khumalo)

  2. Khosi Ngema (Fikile Bhele)

  3. Gail Mabalane (Thandeka Khumalo)

  4. Greteli Fincham (Reece van Rensburg)

  5. Odawa Gwanya (Puleng’s brother Siya)

  6. Thabang Molaba (Karabo Molapo)

  7. Cindy Mahlangu (Zama Bolton)

  8. Natasha Thahane (Wendy Dlamini)

  9. Dillon Windvogel (Wade Daniels)

  10. Getmore Sithole (Julius Khumalo)

  11. Duane Wiliams (Mark Tedder)


In February 2019, Netflix announced it had acquired another South African drama series: Blood & Water. This new original Netflix series was directed by Nosipho Dumisa, produced by Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer and written by Daryne Joshua and Travis Taute.

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4. Where can I watch it?

The whole two seasons are available to watch on Netflix. You can find one or two episodes of season 1 on YouTube as well.

5. Why do People like this TV Show so much?

The series is compelling for its narrative. It involves themes such as human trafficking, alcohol/drug abuse, and sexuality. The fact that it’s an entirely African series with diverse African actors makes it an interesting window into the continent’s cinematography.

6. FAQs

Are Puleng and Fikile sisters or not?

After taking two DNA tests, it was revealed that Fikile is the daughter of Thandelka alone, making her Puleng’s half-sister.