The Netflix superhero series finds its protagonist

Tosin Cole will star in the superhero drama series Supacell for Netflix.

according to TermTosin Cole has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming Netflix series supacell.

Created by rapper-turned-filmmaker Andrew Onwubolu, also known as Rapman, supacell is a six-part limited superhero drama series centered on a group of seemingly ordinary people from London’s South End who gain superhuman abilities with the only connection being that they are black.

Rapman is the creator, showrunner, and one of the main directors of the series. He is also writing the series. supacell looks like it may have a similar format to NBC Heroes by Tim Kring while adding the British sensibilities of E4’s sci-fi comedy-drama misfits series but showcasing the black experience for international audiences to witness.

Who is in Supacell and who is Rapman?

Tosin Cole plays the lead character, Michael Lasaki, who is an “everyday worker,” described as deeply in love with his potential romantic interest, Dionne (Adelayo Adedayo). Cole is best known for playing one of the Thirteenth Doctor’s (Jodie Whittaker) companions, Ryan Sinclair, in doctor who. He also played the lead role of Moses Johnson on the AMC legal drama. 61st streetcreated and developed by Peter Moffat.

Rapman, Supacell

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Stephen Odubola, Rapman and Micheal Ward attend the “Blue Story” World Premiere at Curzon Cinema Mayfair on November 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Paramount)

Rapman is a hip-hop artist based in the UK. he created Shira’s story which catapulted him to success and allowed him to sign a contract with Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation. Later, he made his directorial debut with blue story of his own story on the screen. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

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supacell stars Tosin Cole, Nadine Mills, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Calvin Demba, Josh Tedeku, Adelayo Adedayo, Rayxia Ojo, and Giacomo Mancini.

Rapman is writing the series and is serving as executive producer and directing alongside Sebastian Thiel. Rapman, Anna Ferguson, Steve Searle and Mouktar Mohammed are credited as executive producers.

Mark Hedges and Sheila Nortley are producing with Nortley as associate producer, Geraldine Hawkins is co-producer, and Henrietta Lee is associate producer. The New Wave Agency is producing supacell for Netflix that just started filming.

What do you think of supacell? Do you think it will take off? and you will see supacell when does it drop on netflix? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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