The collection, which is routed by Nosipho Dumisa, the helmer after the buzzy SXSW title “Number 37,” adheres to a regional teenager that uncovers her family members’s secret past while browsing the challenging globe of a South African senior high school.
The information comes 2 months after Netflix revealed its initial African initial, “Queen Sono,” starring professional South African thesp Pearl Thusi (“Quantico”) as an operative combating criminal activity while handling her untidy individual life. Last week the banner likewise revealed its purchase of South African dramatization “Shadow,” concerning an ex-cop with superpowers, which will certainly be launched internationally as a Netflix Original March 8.
“Blood & Water” includes a promising neighborhood actors and also will certainly be created by the Gambit Films group behind “Number 37.” Daryn Joshua and also Travis Taute will certainly be composing and also co-directing with Dumisa, with Bradley Joshua and also Benjamin Overmeyer on board as producers and also Simon Beesley as lead editor.
The series is set to start production later this year and also is expected to launch globally in 190 countries in 2020.
“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 Dumisa. “As a director who loves the genre, this series blends the best of so many and isn’t shy to delve into the real problems of youth culture, while jam-packing it with twists that will keep viewers guessing.”
“We are happy to be spending further in African content and to partner with Nosipho and the team at Gambit Films to bring our other original series from South Africa to Netflix. Great stories are universal, so we assume this gripping teen drama, with its view on contemporary high-school life, to advance to young adults from South Africa, as well as the rest of the world,” added Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s vice chairman of international originals for Europe, Turkey and also Africa.