Nosipho Dumisa. Picture: YouTube Screengrab/Deadline Hollywood

Netflix on Monday announced "Blood & Water" as its second original series from South Africa with Nosipho Dumisa leading the directing team.

"Blood & Water" will be a teen-led drama which follows a local teen uncovering her family's secret past and navigating the complicated world of a South African high school.

Dumisa has already made her mark globally with "Nommer 37", which earned her the Cheval Noir jury prize for Best Director at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec. 

She has also been nominated for best picture, among others, in this year's  SAFTA awards. The "Nommer 37" production team will also be onboard.

"Gambit Films and I are so excited to be working with Netflix on this explosive young adult drama, with not only a cool look at strong female leads but also a powerful mystery at its core," Nosipho said. 

"As a director who loves genre, this series combines the best of so many and isn't shy to delve into the real issues of youth culture, whilst jam-packing it with twists that will keep viewers guessing."

The series is due to start production in 2019 and is expected to launch globally in 190 countries in 2020.