Supacell | Trailer released for Netflix superhero series from Rapman

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Supacell is a British superhero series heading to Netflix in June from Rapman, and here’s the trailer.

While America generally has the monopoly on superhero films, Britain has had its fair share of caped crusaders over the years.

The most recent example is Emma Moran’s Extraordinary, which is now available to watch on ITVX. From 2009 to 2013, Howard Overman achieved huge success with five series of irreverent comedy drama Misfits. Drew Pearce, who went on to co-write Iron Man 3 with Shane Black, began his career writing the little seen superhero sitcom No Heroics in 2008.

Perhaps the biggest shame, though, is that the film adaptation of clasic 1970s cartoon Bananaman, which was voiced by Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden, also known as The Goodies, never materialised, though a stage musical premiered at the Southwark Playhouse in 2017.

Netflix drama Supacell is the next to have a go, and it brings the action to South London, the synopsis reads as follows:

Neflix’s Supacell is about a group of five ordinary people who unexpectedly develop superpowers. They have little in common except for one thing: they are all Black South Londoners. It is down to one man, Michael Lasaki (Tosin Cole), to bring them all together in order to save the woman he loves.

The cast also includes Nadine Mills as Sabrina, Eric Kofi Abrefa as Andre, Calvin Demba as Rodney, Josh Tedeku as Tazer, Adelayo Adedayo as Dionne, Rayxia Ojo as Sharleen and Giacomo Mancini as Spud.

The series was created and written by Andrew Onwubolu, also known as Rapman, who previously wrote and directed the terrific 2019 film Blue Story – the film is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer. He directed several episodes, with Sebastian Thiel also directing.

Supacell will stream on Netflix in June, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Watch the trailer below…

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