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Netflix releases the official teaser for 'Blood & Water'

Watch the Official Teaser for Netflix's 'Blood & Water'

With the teen-led drama series set to premiere on the streaming platform on May 20th, the official teaser gives fans a sneak peek into just how much drama they can expect.

Last week, Netflix announced that its second African Original Series, Blood & Water, would be premiering on May 20th. The streaming platform has now dropped the official teaser for the teen-led drama series and it promises to have fans on the edges of their seats in anticipation.


Blood & Water stars fresh faces like Khosi Ngema and known talents Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane,Cindy Mahlangu, Arno Greeff, Dillon Windvogel among several others. The drama series' award-winning director Nosipho Dumisa has described it as "an opportunity to bring a mixture of fresh new faces alongside seasoned actors."

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While the drama-series primarily follows the story of a teenager who discovers shocking secrets about her family's past whilst trying to navigate life at a South African high school, there's definitely more waiting to be discovered. From the teaser, common issues among teenagers including alcohol use, social media, bullying and peer pressure will be tackled in the first season of the drama series alongside the underhanded and shady dealings of the wealthy.

Netflix also recently announced its next African Original Series JIVA! which tells the story of a talented street dancer called Ntombi, who is juggling the demands of a dead-end job, family responsibility and a complex love life while living in a working-class neighbourhood in Durban.

Additionally, the streaming platform launched its "Made In Africa" collection which will run throughout the month of May in conjunction with Africa Month and include over 100 titles from across the continent. Read more about it here.

Watch the official teaser for Blood & Water below:

Blood & Water | Season 1 | Official Teaser | Netflix www.youtube.com

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From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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