The wait is finally over. The first season of Blood and Water is finally here and people who have caught a bit of the action have been losing it on social media.
Netflix has made its intentions of breaking new ground in South Africa’s streaming market very clear: the takeover has begun.
Fresh from releasing its first-for-Africa espionage series starring Queen Sono A.K.A Pearl Thusi, the streaming giant premiered Blood and Water, a local teen drama on Wednesday.
What is Blood and Water S1 about?
This teen series is special because it tells the story of a girl who navigates the complicated world of high school in South Africa, carrying a heavy family secret on her shoulders.
The female-led star cast includes the likes of:
- Ama Qamata (plays Puleng Khumalo)
- Khosi Ngema (plays Fikile Bhele)
- Gail Mabalane (plays Thandeka Khumalo)
- Thabang Molaba (plays Karabo Molapo)
- Dillon Windvogel (plays Wade Daniels) and others
The six-episode season is a bit short for people’s liking but new things must be taken in small doses if we are to come back for more. Nasty C also makes a cameo appearance on Blood and Water.
The rapper has also been involved in the show’s soundtrack, with the promise of new music coming on Friday 22 May.
First reactions we picked from social media
People have been tweeting away in reaction to the premiere of the show, an indication of the public’s support of local content that is executed on an international scale.
These are some of the reactions we picked out: