Blood and Water may not be as hyped as the other Netflix shows, but it sure garnered a fan base. And now, Netflix has good news for its followers.
The South African series Blood and Water first dropped in May as a Netflix original. It only came with six episodes, which led many to think that it was a limited series.
But on Tuesday, June 16, Netflix finally revealed their decision towards the future of the show. They have already given the green light for a Blood and Water season 2.
According to Express, Netflix usually makes renewal announcements between one month and six months after the show’s initial release. Fortunately, fans will not have to wait until November to find out if the series will continue to tell more stories.
Showrunner and director Nosipho Dumisa is beyond delighted with Netflix’s decision for a season 2. They made a video of her announcing to the stars of the show the renewal.
She said: “Blood & Water’s success is a testament to the hard work put in by the entire team towards expanding the African narrative in a new and exciting direction.”
“It’s a privilege and a blessing to return to our beloved characters, as we delve further into the greater mystery and scandals of their world. Parkhurst is about to get really messy.”
Dorothy Ghettuba, Kenyan filmmaker and head of African Original Series at Netflix, also acknowledged the renewal of the series.
“We are thrilled at the joy and excitement Blood & Water has brought to our viewers around the world.”
What to expect in season 2?
Viewers of the teen drama-mystery series are now relieved that a sophomore run is coming, especially since the first season left off with so many unanswered questions.
Ghettuba said that season 2 is surely going to answer the many questions surrounding the drama.
“We know our viewers were left with questions and those answers await them in the second season of Blood & Water,” she said.
Moreover, she said that they commit to deliver only the “best-in-class young adult stories” in the days to come. South Africa observes Youth Month in June. And so they intend to bring stories that “reflect more young people’s lives on screen.”
Season 2 is also expected to bring back the entire main cast. Puleng, played by Ama Qamata and Khose Ngema (Fikile), are expected to reprise their roles.
The first season ended with Puleng convinced that Fikile is her abducted sister. This may mean that much of the second season will delve into what happens next after the surprising revelation.
Will Fikile accept the fact that she is the missing sister in Puleng’s family? Fans will have to stay tuned to Blood and Water season 2 to find out.
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