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27th Jun 2024

Netflix has added a very fun new sci-fi series being called ‘Top Boy meets Misfits’

Stephen Porzio

The show puts a fresh spin on a classic type of story.

Netflix has just added a fun new sci-fi superhero series which is being described as ‘Top Boy meets Misfits’.

That show is titled Supacell and revolves around a group of five ordinary people who unexpectedly develop superpowers.

They have little in common except for one thing: they are all Black South Londoners.

“It is down to one man, Michael Lasaki (Tosin Cole, Doctor Who), to bring them all together in order to save the woman (Adelayo Adedayo, The Responder) he loves,” the plot synopsis reads.

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Rapman (Blue Story), JOE has seen four episodes of Supacell so far.

And we’d say that its inventive ground-level superhero storytelling, its great performances and its group of likeable characters finding strength through adversity make it well worth seeking out.

It has even drawn comparisons to many other acclaimed shows – with several outlets describing it as feeling like a mix of Top Boy and Misfits.

You can read some positive reviews for Supacell below:

Den of Geek: “The stories in Supacell are far more relatable [than most superhero shows] – Rodney (Calvin Demba) the speedster, uses his money to become the fastest weed dealer in South London, Sabrina (Nadine Mills), uses her powers to look after her sister on a night out, and Andrew (Eric Kofi-Abrefa) finds his super strength completely useless for keeping a job or connecting with his son.”

Digital Spy: “Supacell is Misfits meets Top Boy and so much more.”

Empire: “An impressively unpredictable show pulsating with vitality and urgency.”

The Telegraph: “Clever superhero adventure combines Top Boy and Misfits.”

Supacell is streaming in its entirety right now on Netflix.

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