‘Supacell’ Netflix Series From Rapman: Everything You Need to Know

Rapman's Supacell sees multiple Londoners develop superpowers.

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Netflix is set to release its big new British production, Supacell, in June 2024. The streamer has teamed up with Rapman to develop the new series about a group of Black superpowers. Here’s everything we know about Netflix’s Supacell, including the release date, first looks, and everything else we know about the series that’s been in the works for over five years. 

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.

When the series was first commissioned, 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.”

Let’s dive into our full preview for the upcoming series beginning with the official trailer released on June 12th:


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.

In an interview with SFX Magazine/TotalFilm/GamesRadar, Rapman spoke about the series hopefully beating out so-called superhero fatigue, saying, “I know the superhero genre, 100% that’s been done to death, but Supacell is different – it’s a superpower drama about normal people, real people, not people that are martyrs, not people that are going to save the world, just people that try to save themselves and their families. Just what normal people would do.”

At the Next on Netflix UK event in early 2024 (and the subsequent week of announcements), Netflix provided us with our first look at the new series:

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Supacell First Look Pictures

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Additional photos were released ahead of the trailer reveal on June 11th, 2024:

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Who is cast in Supacell?

Through official announcements and subsequent listings, we’ve got a full look at who will be starring in Supacell:

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  • Tosin Cole (The Force Awakens) as Michael Lasaki
  • Nadine Mills (The Strangers) as Sabrina
  • 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 Adedayo (Some Girls) as Dionne
  • Rayxia Ojo (Call the Midwife) as Sharleen
  • Giacomo Mancini (Top Boy) as Spud

Additional cast members include:

  • Eddie Marsan (The World’s End) as Ray
  • Yasmin Monet Prince (Hanna) as Veronica
  • Michael Salami (Just a Couple) as Gabriel
  • Debra Baker (London Road) as Matron Tracey
  • Seosaimhin Hennelly (My Sister’s Bones) as Rachel
  • Haqi Ali (House of the Dragon) as Bossman
  • Rendah Beshoori (Alex Rider) as Dr. Donna Kemble

Marson tweeted when the first trailer was released: “It’s such an honor to be part of this production, considering the cultural makeup of the rest of the cast. To be an East Londoner amongst this incredible cast of South Londoners shows Rapman’s commitment to diversity. Love you, man.”


What’s the production status of Supacell?

ProductionWeekly, in issue 1286, confirmed that filming took place in London between July and December 2022, with cameras rolling from July 4th through December 10th. It’s unclear whether filming occurred at Netflix’s Shepperton Studios, but we do know it took place throughout a mixture of locations throughout England’s capital.


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 Supacell’s Netflix release date?

At the Next on Netflix UK event, they revealed that Supacell would drop sometime in June 2024. We can now confirm that all six episodes have been lined up for release globally on Thursday, June 28th, 2024.

Poster And Release Date For Supacell Netflix

Poster for Supacell on Netflix


Will you be checking out Supacell when it comes to Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Tigran is our resident previews writer. He works on collecting everything known about upcoming Netflix Original projects and also is editor-in-chief of Redanian Intelligence. Resides in France.