South African director, Nosipho Dumisa, has been announced as the director of the upcoming Netflix series, ‘Blood And Water’ which will be set in the country.
The series will be Netflix’s second original series from South Africa, and is set for filming later in the year.
Nosipho in a statement said “Gambit Films and I are so excited to be working with Netflix on this explosive young adult drama, with not only a cool look at strong female leads but also a powerful mystery at its core,”
“As a director who loves genre, this series combines the best of so many and isn’t shy to delve into the real issues of youth culture, whilst jam-packing it with twists that will keep viewers guessing.” She said.
Speaking on the partnership, Netflix’s Vice President of International Originals, Europe, Turkey and Africa, Kelly Luegenbiehl described Netflix’s investment in Blood & Water as the “next step in our further investment in original African content and we’re excited to explore more projects across the region.”
Daryn Joshua and Travis Taute will write and co-direct alongside Dumisa, with Bradley Joshua, Benjamin Overmeyer and Simon Beesley as producers and lead editor respectively.