Fans of the South African teen crime drama series are already looking forward to it.
The South African teen crime drama series Blood & Water has been reeling fans in with its mysterious, deception-riddled plot and incredible cinematography. The story follows a high school girl who transfers to an elite private school when she has suspicions that her long-lost sister attends there. Season Two of the show premiered at the end of September and left behind quite a few cliffhangers. Since there are several unanswered questions, there is a lot of potential to continue these plotlines in the third season. While Netflix hasn't confirmed anything yet, it does seem likely.
There could be more tension between Fikile and Puleng, and their respective romantic relationships. With new faces come new scandals. With the introduction of Sam (Leroy Siyafa), Pauline (Katishcka Kiara), and Zayd (Alzavia Abrahams), there's sure to be more drama. The show has a great modern take on how it incorporates societal and cultural nuances into the series. It also highlights the way tech and social media have affected human connections. Perhaps the next season will follow on the lines of these themes along with nail-biting mysteries, romances, and shocking twists and turns.
The following characters are likely to return: Ama Qamata (Puleng), Khosi Ngema (Fikile), Thabang Molaba (K.B.), Dillon Windvogel (Wade), Arno Greef (Chris), Ryle de Morny (Chad), Natasha Tahane (Wendy), Mekaila Mathys (Tahira), Cindy Mahlangu (Zama), and Duane Williams (Mark).
We think Greteli Fincham (Reece), Katishcka Chanderlal (Pauline), and Alzavia Abrahams (Zayd) will also return as they had more prominent roles in season 2.
According to creator Nosipho Dumisa-Ngoasheng, even in a majority-Black country, her show is breaking barriers, reports The Washington Post. "We haven't seen ourselves depicted this way on-screen," she said. And that "we" reaches across the ocean. Describing the show as Veronica Mars meets Gossip Girl meets The O.C., the outlet notes that the show has a mostly Black cast.
Young Black people are "looking to see themselves," said Valerie Adams-Bass, a developmental psychologist. "It's super important to see people your age who look like you. To see how they're managing these encounters, how they navigate the racial tensions, the class tensions that have to do with your identity."
For years, Black girls have been stuck on the sidelines of teen dramas. A new wave of shows is changing that. https://t.co/cRwREuOLQu— Helena Andrews (@helena_andrews) October 28, 2021
As for whether Netflix will renew the show, we'll just have to wait and see. Production on the second season was delayed a bit due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, there was over a year between season one's finale and season two's premiere. Netflix usually tends to wait between one and three months to announce whether or not they've renewed their shows. But if we had to guess, it's possible that we'll be getting a third season of Blood & Water as soon as September 2022.