SUPACELL on Netflix is a new superhero series that you do not want to miss. The six episodes make for a perfect origin story, so I cannot wait for more. Read our full Supacell Season 1 review here!

SUPACELL on Netflix is a British sci-fi superhero series created by Rapman. This first season has just six episodes, but they had me from episode 1. We’re getting a perfect origin story that sets the stage for a season 2 that Netflix better deliver on.

The series features Black superheroes from South London, and they are all likable in some way. Actually, most of them are extremely likable. Also, the reason for their superpowers (and why only black people get them) is simply brilliant.

Continue reading our Supacell Season 1 review below. Find it on Netflix from June 27, 2024.

Get to know these superheroes

Supacell is about five seemingly ordinary people who unexpectedly develop superpowers. One second they’re just going about their lives, then the next second their eyes light up in an amber color, and a power is activated.

What kind of power differs for each of them and they need to understand it and (more importantly!) control it.

The group of five people, who don’t know each other yet, have nothing in common except for one thing: All of them are Black South Londoners.

One of them is Michael Lasaki. When his powers are strangely activated, his very first experience results in him knowing that he must find the other four to save the woman he loves.

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You have to love this cast

I was expecting some of the key characters to be irritating or unlikable. Nothing could be further from the case. As a character-driven story, we don’t have to like all the characters, but we do need to be able to relate to them. Acknowledge their worth.

While one of them is in a gang – which obviously makes for some questionable choices – we see sides of him early on that help us understand him.

Without a doubt, the casting of these main characters has been essential for it to work. As the five superheroes, we have Tosin Cole (61st Street) as Michael, Nadine Mills (The Strangers) as Sabrina, Eric Kofi Abrefa (The One, Blue Story) as Andre, Calvin Demba (The Rig) as Rodney, Josh Tedeku (Moonhaven) as Tazer.

In the often equally important supporting roles, we see Adelayo Adedayo (Origin) as Dionne, Rayxia Ojo (Call The Midwife) as Sharleen, and Giacomo Mancini (Top Boy) as Spud.

Finally, some of the masterminds working behind the scenes (or certainly not out on the street) are portrayed by Eddie Marsan (Choose or Die, Feedback) as Ray, and Sian Brooke (Blue Lights) as the hospital manager Victoria.

Check out Supacell on Netflix now!

Rapman is the Creator, Showrunner, and Lead Director. Rapman previously made Blue Story (2019) and if you’re familiar with that movie, you may recognize one of the actors. In fact, you’ll also recognize much of the setting and challenges.

Also directing episodes in season 1 is Sebastian Thiel (Dreaming Whilst Black).

We’re getting just six episodes, so it’s easy to binge-watch the entire season. Especially as the characters are wonderfully written and portrayed with the core plot being so awesome.

Besides, we’re getting cliffhangers (minor or major) at the end of every episode. This was certainly enough to make me keep watching. I just had to know where this season would end. And when it does end, you’ll be ready for season 2 ASAP.

Supacell Season 1 is on Netflix from June 27, 2024.


Creator: Rapman
Directors: Rapman, Sebastian Thiel
Cast: Tosin Cole, Nadine Mills, Eric Kofi, Calvin Demba, Josh Tedeku, Adelayo Adedayo, Rayxia Ojo, Giacomo Mancini, Eddie Marsan, Sian Brooke


When five ordinary South Londoners discover they have extraordinary powers, it’s down to one man to bring them together to save the woman he loves.

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