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Created byRapman
Screenplay byRapman
Directed byRapman
Sebastian Thiel
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Anna Ferguson
  • Steve Searle
  • Mouktar Mohammed
ProducersJoanna Crow
Mark Hedges
CinematographySam Heasman
Aaron Reid
Production companyNew Wave Energy
Original release

Supacell is an upcoming drama television series. Rapman serves as showrunner, creator, writer and lead director on the project for Netflix. Sebastian Thiel also directs three episodes.


A group of seemingly ordinary black people from South London unexpectedly develop super powers.[1]



The series was announced as commissioned by Netflix in November 2021 with Mouktar Mohammed and Henrietta Lee of New Wave as executive producer and associate producer.[2] Also executive producing are Anna Ferguson and Steve Searle of Netflix with Mark Hedges as series producer.[3] It was reported that the production was using a specialised Arri 35 camera which has been designed to show Black skin in the best and most complimentary way.[4][5]


In August 2022, Tosin Cole was announced in the lead role along with a cast that included Adelayo Adedayo, Nadine Mills, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Calvin Demba, Josh Tedeku, Rayxia Ojo and Giacomo Mancini.[6] It was later revealed that Eddie Marsan had joined the cast as Ray.[7]


Filming took place between July 4, 2022, and December 10, 2022 in London.[8] Filming locations included Peckham and Deptford.[9] Filming was confirmed to have wrapped by April 2023.[10]


The series will broadcast on Netflix in June 2024.[11]


  1. ^ Vickers-Green, Laura (10 March 2023). "Supacell: The Black British Superhero Show Set To Turn Marvel and DC On Their Heads". Den of Geek. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  2. ^ Grater, Tom (30 November 2021). "Netflix Commissions Five UK Series: Rapman Superhero Show; 'One Day' Adaptation; Abi Morgan Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  3. ^ Shristy (11 August 2022). "Tosin Cole to Lead Netflix Superhero Drama 'Supacell'". Collider. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  4. ^ Copson, Josie (27 April 2023). "Rapman's South London Netflix superhero series will use groundbreaking camera technology that compliments Black skin in a first for UK TV". Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  5. ^ "U.K. Rapper Rapman Announces Black Superhero Series "Supacell' Coming To Netflix". allhiphop. 2 May 2023. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  6. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (11 August 2022). "Netflix's 'Supacell': '61st Street' Star Tosin Cole To Lead 'Blue Story' Creator Rapman's Superhero Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  7. ^ Phelan, Zehra (27 April 2023). "Eddie Marsan joins cast of Rapman & Netflix series 'Supacell'". heyuguys. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  8. ^ Asatryan, Tigran (27 April 2023). "Netflix Superhero Series 'Supacell': What We Know So Far". Whats-on-Netflix. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  9. ^ Ramirez, Isabel (1 April 2024). "New superhero Netflix series 'Supacell' was filmed around Peckham and Deptford". Southwark News. Retrieved 8 May 2024.
  10. ^ Whittock, Jesse (27 April 2023). "'Supacell': Eddie Marsan Joins Rapman's Netflix Drama About South London Superheroes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  11. ^ Craig, David (19 March 2024). "Rapman's superpowered Netflix series Supacell unveils action-packed trailer". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 May 2024.

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