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Trailer for Netflix’s ‘South London Misfits’ has dropped and it's a must watch

Trailer for Netflix’s ‘South London Misfits’ has dropped and it's a must watch

The show drops on Netflix later this month - and it looks amazing

A trailer has dropped for a Netflix show being dubbed a 'south London version Misfits' – and the director is behind a film so 'dangerous' that it was pulled from theatres.

The premise alone of taking Misfits, updating it for the modern day, and placing it in South London with a fully black cast, is enough to sell anyone on the show.

For those not in the know, Misfits was a show following a ragtag group of teenagers randomly given superpowers.

Misfits came out in 2009 and has achieved cult classic status since. (Channel 4)
Misfits came out in 2009 and has achieved cult classic status since. (Channel 4)

Rather than immediately becoming do-gooders like most superhero media, they instead do what many of us would do as a snotty teenager – use it for own gain.

The new Netflix show is named Supacell and it asks a very similar question – what would we all do with superpowers?

Check out the trailer below:

The show focuses on a group of people in South London who randomly develop superpowers, and how they use it to try better their lives.

Yesterday, the announcement for the trailer came with an interview clip with creator and director Rapman from five years ago.

In it, he said: “I want to do a Sci-Fi one day, like imagine someone from where we came from gets powers.”

It ends on a quote from Rapman: “I made Supacell to show ordinary people, doing extraordinary things, for the ones they love. From South London to the World”.

Rapman is mostly known in the past for his viral Youtube series Shiro’s story, and his film Blue Story.

Supacell is coming to Netflix June 27. (Netflix)
Supacell is coming to Netflix June 27. (Netflix)

Blue Story, a BBC-backed movie from 2019, focused on two young friends who find themselves on different sides of the London postcode gang war, was pulled from all Vue theatres shortly after release.

This happened following a ‘machete brawl’ that took place in Birmingham on the Saturday of the film’s release weekend.

Reports state the incident involved as many as 100 young people, with five ending up being arrested - including a 13-year-old girl.

Vue said that the decision to remove the film was because 'the safety and welfare of our customers and staff is always our first priority'.

The ban sparked controversy, however, with many accusing the move of being 'racist'.

An open letter published in The Independent said: “We condemn the blatant racism by Vue and Showcase cinemas in banning this film and support the calls to boycott Vue.

“By censoring and removing Blue Story, Vue has helped to push the narrative that black films attract negative behaviour and therefore do not sell.

“We demand the right to tell black stories. We demand the right to see black stories told by black people.”

At the time of the incident, Vue denied that any racial bias had influenced their decision.

Blue Story holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (Paramount)
Blue Story holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (Paramount)

They said: “This decision is not, as some have alleged, based on biased assumptions or concern about the content of the film itself.

Blue Story is a fantastic film and one with a very powerful message. It is a film that has the opportunity to change lives.

"We hope that Blue Story achieves the success it deserves and its message does not get lost.”

Whilst Rapman is known for Blue Story, Supacell signals a totally new direction for the writer/director.

The realness of previous projects remain, but in place of the gang violence of Blue Story is a sweet romance and superhero goodness. We can't wait.

Supacell drops on Netflix June 27

Featured Image Credit: Netflix / Channel 4

Topics: Netflix, TV, TV and Film