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Rapman’s Black superhero series 'Supacell' set to Premiere on Netflix

A new six-part Black Sci-fi series is due to be released on Netflix this year and is expected to rival its Marvel predecessors.

The series is written and directed by Rapman aka Andrew Onwubolu (Blue Story, Shiro’s Story short movie trilogy, American Son and more), alongside Mouktar Mohammed and associate producer Henrietta Lee, both of New Wave.

The much anticipated six-part sci-fi series sees a group of ordinary people from South London unexpectedly develop super powers with no clear connection between them other than them all being Black.

Production started in 2022 and no official release date has been announced.

The start studded lead cast includes, Tosin Cole (61st, Street, Till, Ear for Eye)as Michael, Nadine Mills (Sliced and The Weekend) as Sabrina, Eric Kofi Abrefa (Blue Story, BMF) as Andre, Calvin Demba (The Rig, Life, Micky and the Bear) as Rodney, Josh Tedeku (Moonhaven, A Town Called Malice)as Tazer, Adelayo Adedayo (The Responder, Timewasters)as Dionne, Rayxia Ojo (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child - West End Production, Call The Midwife) as Sharleen and Giacomo Mancini (Top Boy, Orthodox) as Spud.

Netflix says the production has provided opportunities for upcoming black takent. SUPACELL will be giving Black creatives the opportunity to break into the TV industry through the Supacell Six scheme. The initiative, founded by Rapman, New Wave and Netflix will give six chosen candidates the opportunity to grow in their chosen field through shadowing crew, access to experts in their field and additional upskilling courses.


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