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Netflix To Debut Second African Original Series

Published 2 years ago
By Busi Lethole

Whilst other industries succumb to the coronavirus pandemic, Netflix is reigning supreme.

With almost half the planet in lockdown, the streaming giant is cashing in on a captive home audience, even in Africa.

Pushing more international content on its platform as it takes on competitors Disney+, Hulu (majority-owned by Disney), Amazon and Showmax, Netflix has been vocal about making Africa a new hub for generating original content.

In February, it premiered its first African original series, Queen Sono, a South African crime drama starring Pearl Thusi, which is now going into its second season after receiving rave reviews.

Netflix has also just announced its second African original series, titled Blood & Water.

The series, focusing on “a world of mystery, raw family dynamics and light-hearted relief”, is directed by Nosipho Dumisa. The female cast includes Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema, Gail Mabalane, Natasha Thahane, and Cindy Mahlangu.

Blood & Water is set to hit your personal screens in May.

Netflix has also announced its next African original series, JIVA!, currently in production. It will be “a fun and energy-packed drama series” on a talented street dancer, and will be a local African production, from script to screen, with an all-African cast and crew. 

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