Supacell: a wholly ‘original’ superhero story that ‘gets the blood pumping’

“Supacell” has scooped the top spot in Netflix’s global top 10, with 11.8 million views on the platform this week alone – and a perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Showrunner and director Rapman’s six-part series follows the lives of five Black Londoners who suddenly find themselves with unexpected superpowers. 

Despite the stiff competition in an already oversaturated genre, said Ben Gibbons in Screen Rant, it’s an “incredible first chapter in an original superhero story” that leaves a lasting impression. Rapman doesn’t rely on “tropes and tradition”. By bringing together underrepresented individuals as the primary stars, and gradually revealing the unique reason the characters got their powers, the “extremely well-executed” show stands apart as something more “worthwhile and engaging”.

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