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Netflix Is Seeking Local Heroes In South Africa

Popular streaming service Netflix will soon begin the streaming of a new hero series titled "A love letter to Heroes and Culture" inspired by an American Web series titled Luke Cage, a production of leading entertainment powerhouse, Marvel Studios.  

This series is Netflix's way of seeking and celebrating heroes in South Africa who provide solutions to societal issues and also go out of their comfort zone to make their communities better than they met them.

South Africa has a nation known to have local heroes who are well celebrated. These heroes are more than just fictional characters, and they don't live in the silver screens. These heroes live like everybody else, eat the same food, want the same thing. The only differentiating factor is that they make change happen and South Africa can boast of having these selfless sets of people.

One of those heroes that have been found by the streaming service is a Cape Town Gym Instructor Siya, Mslathelwa from Gugulethu, who owns a gym that has been used to influence the youths within his community to pursue their passion through training. By doing what he does through his gym training, he is helping these youths stay off the streets.

Marvel's Luke Change which inspired "A love letter to Heroes and Culture" thrilling and gritty drama that follows the evolution of Luke Cage starring Mike Colter, a man with incredible strength and tight skin caused by a sabotaged experiment. Following a  failed relationship with his fellow superhero Jessica Jones, Cage moves on to rebuild a quiet life in Harlem, New York until he is forced out of the shadows and pulled into a battle to save his city. As the battle ensues, Cage cannot avoid confronting his past, which he has worked hard to forget.

Luke Cage is the "Marvel's third show in the Netflix-original Defenders series.

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