Supacell is a new superhero-drama that has been released on Netflix and comes from the mind of the music artist Rapman.

Tosin Cole leads the cast as Michael Lasaki, a South Londoner who suddenly gains the ability to travel in time.

However, he soon learns his fiancé Dionne (played by Adelayo Adedayo) is in grave danger from an unknown threat and will need to bring together four other people who have developed superpowers to stop it.

A synopsis on Radio Times reads: "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."

Speaking to Cosmopolitan about why he created the show Rapman explained: "I was always a massive fan of the genre. I loved Heroes, Misfits, old school Batman, but I never saw a superhero story that was realistic to what a normal person would do if they had powers.

"Then, I first spoke the idea out loud when I was doing promo for my film, Blue Story, and wondered what people from ends like south London would do with powers. Then, in 2020, I started writing and developing the show."

Having the series set in south London was important to him, as he said: "It's where I'm born and raised, I'm a proper south Londoner. I've lived in Lewisham, Catford, Deptford, I know south London better than anywhere. I've had so many firsts there, it's my home so I wanted to put it on the map.

"I don't think I've seen a show that represents what south London is really like, so no other series is doing it like Supacell."

Netflix Supacell full cast

  • Tosin Cole as Michael Lasaki
  • Adelayo Adedayo as Dionne
  • Nadine Mills as Sabrina
  • Calvin Demba as Rodney
  • Eric Kofi-Abrefa as Andre
  • Josh Tedeku as Tazer
  • Eddie Marsan as Ray

  • Yasmin Monet Prince as Veronica
  • Giacomo Mancini as Spud
  • Michael Salami as Gabriel
  • Rayxia Ojo as Sharleen
  • Travis Jay as John
  • Andy Thompson as Twosie
  • Sanches Brown as Energy Hunter
  • Kojo Attah as Strong Hunter

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  • Dajay Brown as Carlton
  • Seosaimhin Hennelly as Rachel
  • Rendah Beshoori as Dr. Donna Kemble
  • Kelvin Ade as Shaun
  • Destiny Viva as Sister

All six episodes of Supacell are available to watch right now on Netflix