‘Doctor Who’s’ Tosin Cole to Star in Netflix’s Superhero Drama ‘Supacell’

Tosin Cole at the Season 12 Premiere of "doctor who" (Photo: BBC America)
Tosin Cole at the premiere of season 12 of “Doctor Who” (Photo: BBC America)

We love to see ex doctor who the companions continue to prosper after their time in the TARDIS is over. Former companions of the Twelfth Doctor Jenna Coleman Y pearl mackie can be seen on popular shows as diverse as fantasy series The Sandman and crime drama the long call, while the thirteenth doctor friend bradley walsh is busy starring in the period family drama The Larkins. Tosin Colewho played Walsh’s on-screen nephew, Ryan Sinclair, landed a starring role in the AMC legal drama 61st street and now he’s set to lead Netflix’s next superhero drama. supacell.

Created by rapper turned filmmaker Andres Onwabolu, otherwise known as rapper, the six-episode series was initially commissioned in 2021 and follows the story of a group of normal people who mysteriously gain superpowers. However, what sets this series apart from so many others like it is that the one thing these normal people have in common is that they are all black, which automatically makes their experience very different than before. Rapman is the showrunner and main director of the series and Sebastian Thiel (dreaming of being black) will direct three of the episodes.

Cole will play lead character Michael Lasaki, described as a “van driver, a man who works every day, who is deeply in love” with Dionne, played by Adelayo Adedayo (the responder). speaking to Term, Rapman calls his effort a “grounded superhero show” with characters who are “ordinary people who wear their everyday clothes and grow over time.”

“Put it this way,” he said. “We have all the powers that you can get in Marvel and they come to South London.”

The synopsis describes the series as follows.

A group of ordinary South London people unexpectedly develop superpowers with no clear connection between them, other than they’re all black. As they deal with the shock to their daily lives, one man has to unite them to protect the one he loves, all while avoiding powerful and nefarious agents who have taken notice of his special abilities.

The cast of the series also includes Nadine Mills (The strangers) as Sabrina, Eric Kofi Abrefa (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as André, Calvin Demba (The rig) as Rodney, jose tedeku (moon shelter) like Tazer, Rayxia Ojo (call the midwife) like Sharleen, and Giacomo Mancini (top boy) as Spud.

Filming is already underway in South London, but supacell It does not yet have an expected release date. Cole can then be seen playing civil rights Medgar Evers in the director. Chinonye Chukwu’s upcoming feature film Until.

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