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Netflix’s ‘Blood & Water’ to return for second season. New cast for upcoming installment unveiled

Netflix 'Blood & Water' series

Continuing their winning recipe of opening up the industry, Netflix’s Blood and Water has announced that new and exciting characters will be joining the Parkhurst High madness for the highly anticipated second season of the series.

Netflix South Africa has revealed the new additions to the popular original series Blood & Water. This comes ahead of the highly anticipated second season which is reportedly set to premiere later this year. Netflix South Africa’s shared a fun video of the cast dancing behind the scenes and fans immediately spotted new faces. The video, which has close to 200 000 views, has Blood & Water followers excited for the second season.

A members of the cast from season of the series 'Blood & Water'
A members of the cast from season of the series ‘Blood & Water’ (Picture: Courtesy)

According to TimesLIVE, the fresh  faces joining Blood & Water  are Leroy Siyafa, who will play Sam, a new love interest that is set to mix things up and cause chaos in the Parkhurst after-school scene. Fans will also meet Pauline and Zayd, played by Katishcka Chanderlal and Alzavia Abrahams who will play new characters. Then there is another addition: Reece, played by Greteli Fincham, who fans will get to know a little better in season two as it unfolds.

Netflix South Africa has shared the video of the new fresh-faced cast members dancing with some of the season one cast members including Ama QamataNatasha ThahaneCindy MahlanguArno GreeffDillon Windvogel and Khosi Ngema. The new cast announcement follows Blood & Water director, Nosipho Dumisa’s mission to open up the South African TV and film industry.

Watch the Blood & Water season two cast dance it out in the video below, and see if you can spot the new faces.

The OG and much-loved teen-led high school drama follows the lives of wealthy South African teenagers and the shocking scandals that they are embroiled in.was the first-ever original African series to be ranked first in ten different countries including the U.S and Nigeria. The hit series was South Africa’ second Netflix original after Queen Sono. (starring actress Pearl Thusi) and was directed by the brilliant Nosipho Dumisa. The series has also been noted for its stellar soundtrack ‘SMA‘  which has featured Nasty C and Rowlene.

The squad that includes Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Gail Mabalane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba, Arno Greeff, Mekaila Mathys and Dillon Windvogel will all be coming back to give the people what they want in the second season of the series. Blood & Water returns later this year and the new kids on the block will be adding a little (extra) fire to the storyline as we see them involved in scandalous behavior and the lives of the Parkhurst students are turned upside down.

Ama Qamata (R) who plays Puleng Khumalo, & Thabang Molaba (Left) in 'Blood & Water'
Ama Qamata (R) who plays Puleng Khumalo, & Thabang Molaba (Left) in ‘Blood & Water’ (Picture: Times Live)

Fans gave the series a thumbs-up for the amazing mix of veteran actors and new faces from the industry when it premiered in 2020. The world loves the series so much that lead actress Ama Qamata (who plays Puleng in the series) scored her first international nomination at the Series Brasil Awards (#SBAwards) in the category Atriz Revelação Do Ano (Actress Revelation of the Year), thanks to the exposure her role gave her.

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