Rapman Directed Superhero Series Set In South London Picked Up By Netflix

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

30 Nov 2021

Netflix have officially commissioned a series with UK filmmaker Rapman.

The six-part superhero drama written & directed by Rapman, real name Andrew Onwubolu, follows a group of seemingly ordinary people from South London who unexpectedly develop super powers, with no connection between them aside from them all being Black. 

Mouktar Mohammed and Henrietta Lee, of New Wave will serve as executive and associate producer respectively.

Netflix’s VP, UK Series, Anne Mensah said: “Netflix UK is building on success – it’s hard to top the virtuosity and global impact of our existing, award-winning British series – from The Crown, Sex Education and After Life to Top Boy and Fate,

“It’s a very special time to be part of this creative community, to be able to work with such amazingly talented writers, directors and producers, and we are so excited to bring these stories to our members worldwide.”

One of five new scripted series to be commissioned by Netflix out of the UK, the shows including ‘Supacell’ will start shooting next year.