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Netflix viewers praise groundbreaking storyline in hit show with perfect Rotten Tomatoes score

Netflix viewers praise groundbreaking storyline in hit show with perfect Rotten Tomatoes score

The six-part series has fans begging for another season just days after release

Viewers of a brand new Netflix superhero drama are piling on the praise for its groundbreaking storyline.

Netflix has launched a number of amazing watches lately, ensuring viewers are getting their money's worth.

In recent months we've had the likes of Bridgerton season three, A Family Affair and The Man With 1000 Kids to sink our teeth into.

Yet the streaming service's latest release, which has already snagged the No.1 spot on its top 10 chart, has enthralled and impressed viewers in equal measure.

The six-episode series was released on 27 June and already has fans pleading for another season.

Watch the trailer here:

The smash hit British series - called Supacell - was created, written and directed by Rapman, who was given an MBE in the 2022 Birthday Honours by Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.

His film debut was Blue Story in 2019, which gained an incredible 93 percent critics score on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

Incredibly, Supacell has so far been an even bigger success among critics - which currently sits with a perfect score of 100 percent.

This is a rarity in its own right - but seems especially important given it's a show created by a Black man and features an all Black lead cast - something rarely brought to our screens.

Supacell was created, written and directed by Rapman. (Netflix)
Supacell was created, written and directed by Rapman. (Netflix)

Tilly Pearce noted for Radio Times: "Supacell brings something truly unique and intelligent to the table. It has cutting social commentary that simmers throughout, it shines a spotlight on real-life issues while folding it into their universe, and it balances a slow-burn approach with the action-packed to bring you characters, big and small, you desperately root for."

Supacell follows the stories of five South Londoners, who all gain abnormal abilities including teleportation, telekinesis and invisibility.

Initially unknown to each other, one of the newfound superheroes Michael Lasaki (Tosin Cole) sets out to find the others after visiting the future and learning they must work together to fend off an organisation that's hunting them.

Viewers have already been begging for another season. (Netflix)
Viewers have already been begging for another season. (Netflix)

Ultimately, it comes to light that each of the five characters are experiencing their powers as a result of living with a family history of sickle cell disease.

Sickle cell is an inherited blood disorder which largely affects the Black community, specifically those with an African or Caribbean background.

In the UK alone, around 300 babies are born with sickle cell every year.

It is a lifelong condition characterised by symptoms of anaemia and episodes of severe pain.

Sickle cell society states: "The pain occurs when the cells change shape after oxygen has been released. The red blood cells then stick together, causing blockages in the small blood vessels."

Complications include stroke, acute chest syndrome, blindness, bone damage and organ damage.

Supacell is being hailed as a groundbreaking production. (Netflix)
Supacell is being hailed as a groundbreaking production. (Netflix)

Despite sickle cell being a prevalent disease, it is rarely given a spotlight - and as a result, Supacell is being hailed as a groundbreaking production.

One person wrote: "Have to salute Rapman for highlighting sickle cell disease in #Supacell. My big bro died from complications last year, and I have a trait. The more awareness, the better. So yeah, big up the show."

Another said: "The fact that Supacell is bringing awareness to sickle cell is so impressive to me. It has a wider purpose than just entertainment."

A third added: "Binged watched #supacell today PLEASE we need a season 2!! Between the issue of sickle cell and how its affects OUR people and community mixed in with OUR people missing and no one caring but US... with some super fly sci-fi ish, I LOVED it and so will you! Acting was superb as well."

Supacell is now streaming on Netflix.

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