Blood & Water was released in May 2020 on Netflix in 190 countries. The Netflix South Africa original is the second Netflix series to come from the country. The show shows the lives of teens attending the fictional Parkhurst College, but with a twist.
Puleng’s sister was abducted shortly after her birth and the tragedy has placed a dark cloud over the family. After attending a birthday party on the same day of her sister’s birth Puleng crosses paths with school it-girl and star swimmer Fikile, and through the weird coincidences and shared birthdate, she is convinced that Fikile is her missing sister.
Fikile played by breakout star Khosi Ngema is the picture-perfect it-girl. She comes from a wealthy family, she is a good student, a star athlete, and beautiful, but Puleng’s possible suspicion and digging turn her world upside down.
Blood & Water was Khosi’s first professional acting gig. The fun fact about the actress comes as a surprise after watching the show, but it is a testament to her talent and work ethic. Her role as Fikile is her breakout role with viewers in 190 countries knowing her character, face, and name. Even though, Blood & Water has gained such a large and diverse fanbase the rising star similar to her costars remains humble and thankful for the support.
The show was able to break barriers and unite fans around the globe while audiences tuned in during their quarantine. From Instagram to Twitter, when the show was released in May, it became a trending conversation on social media platforms.
The show has been renewed for a second season and after a strong first season what is next for the characters of Puleng, Fikile, Wade, Karabo, and the rest of the cast remains a question for fans and the cast. Whatever twists and turns season 2 offers, it will be worth the wait.