Netflix’s ‘Supacell’ receives a perfect critic score
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Netflix's 'Supacell' receives a perfect critic score

Pleasing everybody across the board is a near-impossible task, especially when it comes to the world of entertainment. So, when a new television series or film receives a perfect score from critics, it is certainly worthy of some attention. Netflix’s latest offering, Supacell, has managed to achieve such a feat, with a rare 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The British series did not debut to high viewership on Netflix, but it has been steadily rising in the rankings. Currently, Supacell sits at number two in the top ten most watched shows of the week on Netflix, just behind season three of Bridgerton. With such rave reviews from critics, it would not be all that surprising if the show took the top spot in the coming weeks. 

Created and directed by Deptford-based rapper Andrew Onwubolu – better known by his stage name Rapman – Supacell follows the lives of seemingly ordinary Black people living in South London. 

Unified only by their race, and a family history of sickle cell disease, this group of people develop superpowers, and have to fight to discover each other and battle against a secret organisation attempting to suppress them. 

As is the case with many shows produced and filmed in the United Kingdom, Supacell – at the time of writing – only has six episodes. This ease of binge-ability is likely a factor in the series’ early success on the streaming service, but its favourable view among critics seems to suggest that the show will be much more than a flash-in-the-pan.

Especially in the modern day, in which the field of film and television is so over-saturated, a programme arriving on Netflix with a 100% critic rating is something of a rarity. The last show to have achieved such a feat in recent memory was Baby Reindeer, which went on to become one of the most popular shows on Netflix this year, taking the streaming service by storm. 

Supacell has also provided an opportunity for various Black British actors to find exposure outside of their usual circles, with the show starring the likes of Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Adelayo Adedayo and Tosin Cole among others. Within the cast, there are also some familiar faces, most notably Eddie Marsan, who plays the role of Ray; the man attempting to track down and control the group of superheroes.