Blood and Water, Netflix’s second African original production, has received rave reviews following its premiere on Wednesday, 20 May 2020.
Blood and Water premiered internationally on Netflix on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, showcasing the South African production to a global audience. The cast members were joined by their famous friends as they hosted a virtual premiere event, encouraging the masses to watch the first few episodes of the series.
The star-studded cast has been praised for the performance and representing Africa on the streaming platform. The series stars Gail Mabalane, Natasha Thahane, Cindy Mahlangu, Dillon Windvogel, Thabang Molaba, Ama Qamata, Arno Greeff, Nasty C, and breakout star Khosi Ngema. Blood and Water has also been recognised for its director, Nosipho Dumisa, who has been praised for developing a predominantly black, female-led series.
The story is set at the prestigious inner-city school for Johannesburg’s elite scholars and academic overachievers, Parkhurst College. Blood and Water follows 16-year-old Puleng, whose impulsive personality allows her to orchestrate entry into the school, in hopes of investigating the case of her older sister who was abducted at birth and whom she has never met.
See the social media commentary below.
I can’t believe that I just binge watched #BloodAndWater in one sitting and it’s now 3 am and I have work in the morning ???? why am I like this?!
— TK (@tkgrierrrr) May 21, 2020
What Manner of Brilliance is this?This is the first South African series I’ve watched “Bingely”Such great work @NosiphoDumisa !Opening & Closing Shots ??♂️ ? ? @Natasha_Thahane @DillonWind @cindytyando4@ama_qamata @Khosi_Ngema_ @GailMabalane @ThabangMolaba_ #bloodandwaternetflix pic.twitter.com/BZ4PLxWhSQ
— Tebogo (@TebogoM3rd) May 21, 2020
I’m the only one who finished this #BloodAndWater series? ish why didn’t i watch one episode a day mara
— NotYetUhuru (@THABANG_BELANG) May 20, 2020