There's nothing like a fancy high school drama. You know, those shows that are full of impossibly attractive young adults playing teens who look absolutely nothing like real-life high schoolers. They all go to some ridiculously fancy private school where the classrooms have wood paneling and the administration takes a very lenient view on the fact that no one ever seems to go to class.
So if you're a fan of shows like The OC, Gossip Girl, Elite, and The Politician, Netflix's new drama series Blood & Water takes the classic rich teen formula and tells the story of Puleng, a 16-year-old in Cape Town, who transfers into the ritzy Parkhurst College to try and track down her long-lost older sister, who was abducted at birth. Along the way, she discovers that the mystery around her missing sibling is far from the only secret begin kept by her friends and family.
The show makes regular appearances on Netflix's coveted Top 10, and it's easy to see why. Blood & Water's got it all: drama, mystery, rich kid debauchery, smoldering. Here's your guide to who's who on the new hit drama.
Ama Qamata (Puleng Khumalo)
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Qamata is a 21-year-old actor who's appeared in series like the South African drama Gomora, as well as shows including Muvango and Rhythm City. Blood & Water marks her first starring role.
Khosi Ngema (Fikile Bhele)
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Blood & Water appears to be this 19-year-old actor's first major role.
Thabang Molaba (KB)
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This 25-year-old model, actor, and musician has appeared on other South African TV shows like The Queen.
Dillon Windvogel (Wade Daniels)
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This 20-year-old actor is making his big break on the Netflix series.
Arno Greeff (Chris Ackerman)
Only did this pose so I could flex my tricep. Also what am I doing with my left hand holding my cheek like that?? For this and more check out Blood and Water on @netflixsa on the 20th of May. Ksazobalit🔥🔥🔥 📸 @themba_mbuyisa
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Greeff is a 25-year-old actor and musician who made his on-screen debut in 2012.
Ryle De Morny (Chad Morgan)
Introducing Chad Morgan. In 2 days time on @netflix you will get to meet this character that I had the honour of bringing to life in the new up and coming series and 2nd netflix original out of Africa @bloodandwaternetflix . I cant wait for you to see this show as it truly is one hell of a plot with some of South Africa's best talent bringing it to life! 48hours to go! #actingdebut #tvseries #netflixbloodandwater #bloodandwater #bloodandwaternetflix #humbling #netflix #netflixsa #makemagic #bemagic #livemagic #natureboy
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The 31-year-old performer and fitness model competed on the third season of South African reality series Presenter Search.
Greteli Fincham (Reece Van Rensburg)
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Fincham is a 19-year-old actor.
Gail Mabalane (Thandeka Khumalo)
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Blood and Water is full of emerging talent, but Mabalane is an established star. The 35-year-old model and actor has appeared in South African series including The Road, Generations, and Greed and Desire.
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