An epic sci-fi story is about to explode onto the streets of South London as writer-director Rapman (also known as Andrew Onwubolu) drops Supacell on Netflix.


Doctor Who alum Tosin Cole and BAFTA-nominated The Responder star Adelayo Adedayo play loved-up couple Michael and Dionne, whose life is thrown into chaos when the former suddenly gains the ability to travel through time.

However, this surprising gift will seem anything but as he learns that his fiancé is doomed to an untimely demise, unless he can track down four other powered individuals and unite them against an unforeseen threat.

If you're eager to see how this high stakes plot unfolds, read on for all the details on when you can watch Supacell on Netflix.

Supacell release date

Michael (Tosin Cole) looks confused in a scene from Supacell
Tosin Cole stars in Supacell. Netflix

Supacell is available to stream on Netflix from Thursday 27th June 2024.

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The series consists of six episodes in total, which will all be released at one in a binge-worthy box set.

Supacell cast

Michael sits on the sofa, smiling, with Dionne lying against him – they appear to be watching TV
Tosin Cole and Adelayo Adedayo star in Supacell. Netflix

Former Doctor Who star Tosin Cole leads the cast of Supacell as Michael Lasaki, a South Londoner who suddenly gains the ability to travel in time.

The Responder's Adelayo Adedayo co-stars as his would-be fiancé, Dionne, whose life is revealed to be in grave danger from an as-yet-unknown threat that Michael and his powered peers must oppose.

The super group is comprised of Nadine Mills (Sliced) as telekinetic nurse Sabrina, plus Calvin Demba (The Rig) as Rodney, Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Blue Story) as Andre and Josh Tedeku (Boarders) as Tazer – each of whom has their own unique ability.

Uniting them won't be easy, however, as they are all complete strangers with plenty going on in their respective lives before Michael comes crashing in to them.

The Supacell cast also includes Eddie Marsan (The Winter King), Yasmin Monet Prince (Then You Run), Giacomo Mancini (Top Boy), Michael Salami (Temple), Rayxia Ojo (Call the Midwife) and comedian Travis Jay.

What is Supacell about?

Sabrina in her nurse's uniform at a hospital, looking intensely into the distance with glowing eyes
Nadine Mills stars in Supacell. Netflix

The official synopsis, courtesy of Netflix, reads: "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, to bring them all together in order to save the woman he loves."

Is Rapman in Supacell?

No, Rapman doesn't appear in Supacell, but he is heavily involved behind the camera as the show's creator, writer and co-director (alongside Riches and Dreaming Whilst Black talent Sebastian Thiel).

In a behind-the-scenes featurette released during filming (see above), Rapman explained: "I always get asked why I've done a superhero show. People don't know that I love the genre.

"Growing up in South London, I never really saw anything that made me think, 'Yeah, this could happen where we're from'. Now, when you watch Supacell, you're actually gonna think: 'You know what? That probably could happen, you know'."

Supacell trailer

Check out the trailer for Supacell now, which offers an in-depth look at the hotly anticipated series. Find it here:

Supacell is available to stream on Netflix from Thursday 27th June 2024.


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