Mzansi’s stellar cast for’s Heist

X: TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 9:30PM’s new thrilling action drama has scored some of South Africa’s most talented actors. Heist which is inspired by a true story premieres on on Tuesday, 9 February at 9:30PM.

The series is produced by Branded Soul who also created the captivating rural drama Matatiele. Heist is inspired by the mysterious cash heist that took place at the Justin Bieber concert in 2013. The drama series is both entertaining and engaging with deep character lines. It is a very timely exploration of the lengths and impact money has on our daily lives. Side by side the drama series also showcases the survival and extremes people are willing to go through to improve their livelihood. It’s a story of resilience.

The story is filmed in various parts of Alexandra adjacent to the affluent northern suburbs of Sandton, focusing on social challenges people face in townships. To portray these realities, the action drama series is filled with Mzansi’s best TV and film talent. Viewers can look forward to the likes of Jerry Mofokeng who is known for his hilarious humour. He plays a lead character called “Talent”, who is the old stadium grass cutter that gets unfairly dismissed. He then puts a gang together to help him pull a heist at a concert.
Viewers can look forward to seeing Jody Abrahams as “Mark” the big boss that fires “Talent”, Warren Masemola as Flash, Wright Ngubeni as 5bob, Phumeza Mdabe as Thembi, Warren Masemola as Cosatu, the talented Mbali Ka Ngwenya as Merci, Meshack Mavuso as Chairperson and Kenneth Nkosi as Gorgeous Stash.

Heist is a story about survival and the lengths some people are willing to go in desperate times. This series will indeed capture the hearts of our viewers after the success of Z’bondiwe. In 2016, our viewers will enjoy more innovative and diverse local content. We want to bring more action, edge and thrill to the channel. ” says Monde Twala, Managing Director for Channels.
The drama series will keep viewers captivated and attuned to the social challenges that many South Africans face.

Heist is an action drama not to be missed every Tuesday night on at 9:30PM from 9 February 2016.
Viewers will now get the opportunity to watch the drama in HD quality on eHD on both OpenView HD and DStv Explorer.

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