Blood Union marked an epoch as the first Nigerian series in the history of Netflix. A success among Brazilian and international subscribers, the production secured prominent positions in the Top 10 in several countries. If you liked the mysterious plot, you have everything to like Merciless Beauty, a dramatic thriller that has just premiered on the platform.
Merciless Beauty – Savage Beauty in the original title – is a production by filmmaker Lebogang Mogashoa. The South African series follows an intense family mystery, already compared to productions like Who Killed Sara? and the Blood Union itself.
With only 6 episodes and a surprising ending, the first season of Merciless Beauty is perfect for a marathon.
Want to watch Merciless Beauty on Netflix? We explain below everything you need to know about the plot and cast of the series.
Merciless Beauty has a mysterious and dark plot on Netflix
At the heart of the plot of Merciless Beauty is Zinhle Manzini, a woman who embarks on a dangerous journey in search of revenge.
“To avenge her tragic past, a mysterious woman infiltrates a family that is powerful in the beauty industry but harbors horrible secrets,” states the official synopsis of Unforgiving Beauty.
During Zinhle’s childhood, cosmetologists Don and Grace Bhengu test a toxic product on children living on the streets.
Only two survive – and Zinhle is one of them. 15 years later, the protagonist returns looking for revenge.
Infiltrating the family business, Zinhle exposes the clan’s greatest secrets and leads the Bhengu down a path of chaos and destruction.
But when innocent people are injured, Zinhle is forced to face her own darkness – before it completely consumes her.
In this complicated scenario, the protagonist must decide: is her true desire for justice or pure revenge?
All About the Cast of Merciless Beauty on Netflix
As with the South African thriller Blood & Water, the cast of Ruthless Beauty is made up of famous South African film and TV actors.
The series stars Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle Manzini.
Dumisani Mbebe and Nthati Moshesh play Don and Grace Bhengu, the founders of a powerful cosmetics industry.
Phila, Ndu, Linda and Thando, the other members of the Bhengu family, are played by Jesse Suntele, Oros Mampofu, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi and Angela Sithole, respectively.
The mystery series’ cast is rounded out by John Ncamane as Kolobe, Tina Redman as Zandi, Didintle Khunou as Vee, Nandi Mbatha as Ruby and Thami Ngoma as Regina.
Beauty Merciless is now available in the Brazilian Netflix catalog. See the trailer below.