Netflix‘s UK superhero drama series Supacell, from Blue Story’s Rapman, had announced its cast.
Tosin Cole will lead the cast as Michael Lasaki, the main character in the series, which follows a group of ordinary people in London who get superpowers. Filming will commence in London soon.
Rapman (aka Andrew Onwabolu) described Cole’s Michael as a “van driver, an everyday working man, who’s deep in love” with Dionne, played by Adelayo Adedayo.
The series also stars Nadine Mills, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Calvin Demba Josh Tedeku, Rayxia Ojo and Giacomo Mancini.
Sebastian Thiel directs three of the episodes and Rapman is the show’s executive producer and main director.
Meet the cast of SUPACELL – a six-part series from @RealRapman following a group of five ordinary people who unexpectedly develop superpowers, with no clear connection between them aside from them all being Black South Londoners.
Production begins this month! pic.twitter.com/3oZY49xMxI
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 11, 2022
'Supacell' was conceived by Rapman prior to the 2019 release of his hit film, 'Blue Story.'
As Deadline reports, Rapman met with Anne Mensah, head of Netflix’s EMEA/UK scripted programming, a year later, and soon after that, he started creating and scripting episodes.
“As much as I love Marvel and DC you know it’s going to work out in the end but in our story you just don’t know what’s going to happen because it’s a grounded superpowers show,” he said to the outlet. “They are hero characters but they’re all very flawed.”
Describing the characters, he said, “ordinary people who wear their everyday clothes and grow over time….Put it this way: we’ve got all the powers you can get in Marvel and they come to South London.”