Blood & Water (South African TV series)

Blood & Water
Written by
  • Travis Taute
  • Dyrne Joshua
  • Nosipho Dumisa
Directed by
  • Travis Taute
  • Dyrne Joshua
  • Nosipho Dumisa
Voices ofAmamkele Qamata
Narrated byAma Qamata
Theme music composerNasty C
Opening themeI Need You
Country of originSouth Africa
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Bradley Joshua
  • Benjamin Overmeyer
ProducerGambit Films
Production locationsCape Town, South Africa
CinematographyZenn Van Zyl
Running time43–53 minutes
Production companyGambit Films
Original networkNetflix
Original release20 May 2020 (2020-05-20) –
present (present)
External links
Official Site

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.[1] Filming for the second season started October 13, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.[2]


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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6] While solving the puzzle, Puleng discovers that the mystery of her missing sister is not the only secret that her friends and family keep.[7]


Main Cast

  • 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
  • Senzo Radebe

Recurring Characters

  • 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


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16May 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)

Season 1 (2020)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Fiksation"Nosipho DumisaDaryne JoshuaMay 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)
22"Thei Interview"Nosipho DumisaTravis TauteMay 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)
33"Propaganda"Travis TauteNosipho DumisaMay 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)
44"Payback's a Bitch"Daryne JoshuaTravis TauteMay 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)
55"Frenemy No. 1"Daryne JoshuaDaryne JoshuaMay 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)
66"Trippin'"Nosipho DumisaDaryne JoshuaMay 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)


Blood & Water was released on May 20, 2020 on Netflix.[3]


  1. ^ News, Eyewitness. "'Shut the front door': Local hit series 'Blood & Water' gets second season". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  2. ^ Morkel, Graye. "PHOTOS | Blood & Water season 2 underway in Cape Town". Channel. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  3. ^ a b "Blood & Water season 1 review – an African teen-drama that vibes easily". Ready Steady Cut. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "Review: Blood and Water is a Disappointing Teen Drama". The Cinemaholic. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Scott, Sheena. "'Blood And Water': The New Netflix Original Series From South Africa". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  6. ^ Bruney, Gabrielle (2020-05-25). "Netflix's 'Blood & Water' Solves Its Central Mystery, But Leaves the Door Open to Season Two". Esquire. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  7. ^ Bruney, Gabrielle (2020-05-22). "Netflix's 'Blood & Water' Introduces American Audiences to a New Cast of Upcoming Stars". Esquire. Retrieved 2020-05-31.

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