The superhero genre is going anywhere anytime soon on Netflix, and thanks to the success of Dark Horses The Umbrella Academy, Netflix is teaming up with Rapman to develop Supacell, a new series about a group of Black superpowered people. Here’s everything we know about Netflix’s Supacell.
The new six-part series will be written and directed by Andrew Onwubolu, more commonly known by his stage name Rapman. His credits include Blue Story, Shiro’s Story short movie trilogy, American Son, and more. Rapman will also produce with Mouktar Mohammed and associate producer Henrietta Lee, both of New Wave.
The series is part of Netflix’s big push of its Netflix UK department. Anne Mensah, Netflix’s vice president of U.K. series, commented on this:
“Netflix U.K. is building on success — it’s hard to top the virtuosity and global impact of our existing, award-winning British series — from The Crown, Sex Education and After Life to Top Boy and Fate.”
With 30M+ views hit YouTube series ‘Shiro’s Story’ led filmmaker @RealRapman to a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.
Then, his 1st movie production ‘Blue Story’ generated £4.7M at box office.
Now, with a Netflix deal, he’s set to produce exclusive series for the platform for 2023. pic.twitter.com/4Q6UXZNsCi
— The Numbers Game (@Tngtweets1) February 16, 2022
What’s the plot of Supacell?
Not much is known about Supacell in terms of the plot aside from the fact that it will be a sci-fi superhero series. Here’s a logline for Netflix’s Supacell:
A group of ordinary people from South London unexpectedly develop super powers with no clear connection between them other than them all being Black. As they deal with the impact on their daily lives, one man has to bring them together to protect the one he loves — all while avoiding the powerful and nefarious agents that have noticed their special abilities.
Who is cast in Supacell?
We have the full list of the lead and supporting actors for Supacell.
- Tosin Cole (The Force Awakens) as Michael Lasaki
- Nadine Mills (The Strangers)
- Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Andre
- Calvin Demba (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as Rodney
- Josh Tedeku (A Town Called Malice) as Tazer
- Adelayo Adeayo (Some Girls) as Dionna
- Rayxia Ojo (Call the Midwife) as Sharleen
- Giacomo Mancini (Top Boy) as Spud
What’s the production status of Supacell?
ProductionWeekly in issue 1286 confirmed that filming took place between July and December 2022 in London. It’s unclear whether filming will take place at Netflix’s Shepperton Studios. Filming took place between July 4th, 2022, and December 10th, 2022.
The series is now in post-production.
How many episodes will be in Supacell?
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Netflix’s Supacell will have six episodes. Each will have a runtime of 60 minutes.
What’s the Netflix release date for Supacell?
Netflix hasn’t announced any release dates for Supacell, but considering a 2022 filming start, it would probably be released sometime in 2023.
Supacell is coming ⏳
— Rapman (@RealRapman) December 6, 2021
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