Mzansi’s coolest kids are back as Chapter 3 of the “Blood & Water” story officially continues this Friday.

Having done exceedingly well in multiple countries across the globe, Netflix announced it was renewing the African-original teen drama series for a third season after its first and second seasons.

A little dive into it:

Since the release of season 1 of the intriguing South African hit series in 2020, gotta admit we’ve been hooked on the teen crime drama and have binged all the episodes while waiting for season 3, so this particular release that’s now closer than ever makes us very happy. But, can you blame us though?

Following an explosive second-season finale we’ve been on the edge of our seats waiting for news and information on the Parkhurst squad. So when are we officially reuniting with Ama Qamata (as Puleng Khumalo), Dillon Windvogel (as Wade), Khosi Ngema (as Filkile), Thabang Molaba (as KB), and Arno Greeff (as Chris)? Well, the answer is Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 a.m. ET!

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Some of the members of the cast from previous seasons (Image: File/Archive)

A short video shared at the start of November teased fans with clips of what to expect from the new season as tagged Blood & Water: There Is No Escape From The Truth. It also revealed season 3’s release date and hair-raising tagline, “same friends, fresh blood, and deeper waters.”

The new season of Blood & Water will keep on chronicling the journey of Puleng and Fikile Bhele aka Fiks (Khosi Ngema), as the latter continues to grapple with the knowledge that the woman she called mother had purchased her from a child trafficking syndicate. Aside from that, Fiks has to deal with reconnecting with her birth mother while still searching for her abducted mother. Karabo ‘KB’ Molapo (Thabang Molaba) will also be having a tough time of his own, as his mother comes back into his life after being absent for years. Her return, however, is not out of a desire to see her son but to clean up the mess created by the outing of Fiks’ abducted mother, Nwabisa Bhele (Xolile Tshabalala).

A full-length trailer reveals that this new season could very well be the darkest and most dangerous season yet. It would seem like no one’s life is getting spared as there appears to be a tsunami crashing down on the existence of the students of Parkhurst High and their parents. In the same vein, Puleng’s quest to uncover the truth about the syndicate puts her in harm’s way as the criminal organization seeks to cover its tracks and get the eyes of the public and the authorities away from their business.

Despite being involved in a car crash, it would seem Puleng does not take it as a warning sign fit to deter her from exposing the criminal empire that robbed her of a sister and nearly destroyed her parent’s marriage. Her unrelenting nature, and the seeming negligence of the police to investigate her disappearance – when she is taken by the criminals – means that while her new boyfriend, Wade Daniels (Dillon Windvogel) risks his life to find and save her, Puleng has to grab her chances when she can and leap into freedom.

Blood and Water season 3 and its impressive cast will be streaming on Netflix worldwide Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 a.m. ET! Who are you most excited to see return to your screen?