EXCLUSIVE: Wanda Banda has joined the cast of Netflix‘s South African teen crime drama Blood & Water.
The show’s fourth season has been shooting in South Africa over recent months and premieres on March 1. The Woman King actress Banda joins a cast also including Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema and Thabang Molaba.
Blood & Water is set in Cape Town and follows a working-class girl who transfers to the elite Pankhurst School when she begins to suspect one of its students is her sister, who was abducted as part of a child trafficking network shortly after birth.
Season 4 was unveiled as part of Netflix’s content showcase in September last year. The show comes from writer and director Nosipho Dumisa and Gambit Films.
Banda made her film debut in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s feature The Woman King, playing a young version of Viola Davis’ lead character. She has just wrapped indie film Utopia and a series regular role in Showmax series Plan B.
She will play a key role in Heart of the Hunter, the upcoming Netflix spy thriller based on Deon Meyer’s novel. Mandla Dube (Silverton Siege), who has a multi-project deal with the streamer, is directing.
Banda is represented by manager Steven Adams at Alta Global Media.