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British Superhero Show Gains Popularity on Netflix’s Top Rankings

“Supacell,” the brainchild of rapper and filmmaker Andrew Onwubolu, known as Rapman, has emerged as a captivating series that delves into the lives of Black South Londoners. Following his success with the YouTube series turned feature film “Blue Story,” which explored the challenges faced by working-class Black teenagers amidst gang violence in Deptford and Peckham, Rapman continues to captivate audiences with “Supacell.”

In “Supacell,” viewers are introduced to a diverse group of characters, including financially-strapped parents, dedicated nurses, hardened gang leaders, and young drug dealers, who find themselves entangled in a web of danger due to their newfound abilities. The series weaves a narrative that showcases the complexities of their lives and the impact of these newfound powers on their everyday struggles.

Although “Supacell” has only been reviewed by a few critics thus far, it has garnered positive feedback, boasting a perfect score and an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from eight reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Additionally, according to FlixPatrol, a platform that monitors streaming viewership globally, the show quickly rose to the top ranks on Netflix in various countries, solidifying its popularity among audiences.

The success of “Supacell” draws parallels to the unexpected acclaim received by “Baby Reindeer,” a non-American series that gained international recognition on Netflix earlier in the year. Much like Rapman’s previous work with “Blue Story,” “Supacell” has been praised for its authenticity and unique storytelling approach, resonating with critics and viewers alike.

Critics have commended the series for its genuine portrayal of life in South London and the personal touch that Rapman brings to the narrative. Alex Godfrey, in a review for Empire Magazine, highlighted the show’s homage to Rapman’s roots and life experiences, noting the authenticity that shines through in every frame. The series has been lauded for its fresh take on superhero tropes, offering a glimpse into a new era of storytelling within the genre.

“Supacell” is currently available for streaming on Netflix, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in a world where ordinary individuals navigate extraordinary circumstances, showcasing the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.