By Ebimo Amungo
Netflix has a new hit and it is from Africa. Blood and Water has taken the world by storm since it made its worldwide debut on the streaming platform on May 20. In only a few days the series now holds the number 1 spot among the Top 10 most streamed shows on Netflix in the United States.
Blood and Water is also the most watched series in France, Libya, Nigeria and a number of countries across the world.
This is the first South African original to reach this milestone.
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The series tells the tale of Puleng Khumalo, who is investigating the case of her sister who was abducted at birth.
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The six groundbreaking episodes had viewers on the edge of their seats as they watched how Puleng navigated around her investigation.
‘Blood & Water’ now holds the number one spot in the Top 10 in the USA on Netflix. It is the first South African original to reach this. pic.twitter.com/rV7oWa49TS— ُ (@netflixtopten) May 22, 2020
Blood & Water is also number one in France, Bahamas, Nigeria, Libya, Trinidad, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Kenya and of course South Africa.
Additional achievements:— ُ (@netflixtopten) May 22, 2020
🇫🇷France no: 1
🇧🇸Bahamas no: 1
🇳🇬Nigeria no: 1
🇱🇾Libya no: 1
🇹🇹Trinidad no: 1
🇯🇲Jamaica no: 1
🇬🇵Guadeloupe no: 1
🇿🇦South Africa no: 1
🇰🇪Kenya no: 1
🇧🇷Brazil no: 2
🇵🇹Portugal no: 5
🇩🇪Germany no: 7
🇦🇹Austria no: 7
🇬🇧UK no: 8
The series was shot in Cape Town and it boasts a star-studded talent which included the likes of Gail Mabalane, Natasha Thahane, Thabang Molaba, and Ama Qamata.
Blood and Water is the second South African series on Netflix after the very successful Queen Sono which was recently approved for a second season after a stellar first season.