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Brace yourselves; you’re on the verge of a brand new Netflix binge. The streaming giant is soon to release its all-new teen drama, Blood & Water, which centres around the exploits of Puleng Khumalo, a 16-year-old girl desperately trying to solve a mystery that’s plagued her family for 17 years. The latest African original – and first-of-its-kind young adult series, created and written by acclaimed director, Nosipho Dumisa – will be released in 190 countries on May 20th.

Blood & Water introduces breakout star, Khosi Ngema and features known talents, such as Ama Qamata (Gomora, My Perfect Family, Rhythm City),  Natasha Thahane (Skeem Saam, The Queen), Gail Mabalane (The Road, The Wild), Cindy Mahlangu (The Queen, The Heard), Thabang Molaba (The Queen), Arno Greeff (Binnelanders) and Dillon Windvogel (DanZ).

SCHICK got an exclusive sneak peek at the six-part first season and it’s official: You’re in for a ride with this one. Blood & Water will suck you in and leave you slightly breathless by the time the credits roll (as you scurry to click ‘Next Episode’). Its perfect balance of drama, romance and intrigue is just what you need to celebrate Hump Day next week. But don’t take my word for it; watch the trailer below:


Blood & Water centres around the exploits of Puleng Khumalo, an intelligent and impulsive 16-year-old with a secret to hide. The teenager engineers her transfer to Parkhurst College in a desperate bid to investigate the 17-year cold case of her older sisters disappearance. Abducted at birth, Fikile’s disappearance has cast a shadow over Puleng’s life, and she’s determined to solve the case.

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