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Wed, 31 Jul

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Online Webinar, via Zoom

Supacell: Q&A with cast Nadine Mills, Adelayo Adedayo and producer Sheila Nortley

Join WFTV for a conversation with cast Nadine Mills, Adelayo Adedayo and producer Sheila Nortley for Netflix's hit-series Supacell.

Supacell: Q&A with cast Nadine Mills, Adelayo Adedayo and producer Sheila Nortley
Supacell: Q&A with cast Nadine Mills, Adelayo Adedayo and producer Sheila Nortley

Time & Location

31 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Join WFTV for a conversation with cast Nadine Mills, Adelayo Adedayo and producer Sheila Nortley for Netflix's hit-series Supacell

Supacell is about a group of five ordinary people who unexpectedly develop superpowers. They have little in common except for one thing: they are all Black South Londoners. One man, Michael Lasaki, must bring them all together to save the woman he loves.

Supacell is available to watch on Netlix now. You can watch the trailer here.

Nadine Mills

Nadine is an exciting British actress currently starring as one of the leads in hit Netflix series Supacell, a sci-fi show following a group of South Londoners who develop superhero powers. The Rapman directed series is the number one show globally on Netflix streaming chats. This critically praised breakout role marks a significant career moment for Nadine after years in the film and television in industry. 

Previously she starred in the Dave series Sliced written by Samson Kayo and feature film The Weekend starring Joivan Wade and Percelle Ascott.

Adelayo Adedayo

Adelayo is a respected British actress working across, film, theatre, and television. Since her television debut in the hugely popular E4 series Skins opposite Jack O’Connell back in 2010 and she has been carving out an impressive body of work.

Adelayo can currently be seen in the hotly anticipated Netflix superhero series Supacell created by Rapman and co-directed by Sebastian Thiel and Rapman. Set in South London, the series centres around a group of seemingly ordinary people who unexpectedly develop superpowers, the only connection they have being their race. Adelayo plays the role of Dionne opposite Eddie Marsan and Tosin Cole. Since the show’s global release on the 27th of June, it has been an instant hit with audiences, swiftly making its way to the Netflix UK Top 10 within the first week and the show is currently Netflix’s Global no.1.

Critics have praised the series with The Hollywood Reporter saying, ‘Cole and Adedayo look like stars and have a warm chemistry that anchors the show’.

2023 was a busy year for Adelayo as she was nominated for a BAFTA Supporting Actress Television Award for her outstanding performance in the BBC One drama The Responder. Series One aired in January 2022 with huge critical acclaim, Adelayo plays the role of Rachel starring alongside Martin Freeman in the five-part police drama set in Liverpool. Adelayo reprised her role as Rachel for Series Two which released on May 5th of this year. The new series has been hailed ‘as another TV triumph’ – from The Guardian.

Prior to this, Adelayo took to the stage in late 2021, at the Royal Court for production of IS GOD IS which is the award-winning play by Aleshea Harris. The premise behind the play is a revenge tale about two women seeking justice and taking control for their own narratives. Directed by Ola Nice, Adelayo stars opposite Tamara Lawrence. Adelayo received glowing reviews for her performance.

In 2020, Adelayo was seen starring in ITV’s Unsaid Stories, which was a four-part miniseries of short films that drew inspiration from the Black Lives Matters protests and tackled racism through multifaceted perspectives. The stories were produced and filmed during lockdown.Adelayo played the role of Thea opposite Joe Cole.

2019, Adelayo appeared in The Capture which is a British mystery thriller series on BBC One created, written and directed by Ben Chanan. Adelayo played the role of Alma Dahmani opposite Callum Turner, Holliday Grainger, and Laura Haddock. The series is a six- parter which follows a British soldier who is charged with a crime and a tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a multi-layered conspiracy.

Adelayo was also seen in the ITV2 show Timewasters, which is a British science – fiction comedy series. Adelayo plays a member of an unsuccessful all-black South London jazz quartet who time-travel to the 1920s and later the 1950s, visiting the Jazz Age and post-war jazz period while experiencing culture clashes as they manoeuvre unfamiliar areas.

In 2018, Adelayo starred alongside Tom Felton in ORIGIN, a science-fiction drama series following a group of strangers stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. In the series, the abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.

Sheila Nortley 

Sheila is an award-winning producer, writer, and director. Hailing from London, Sheila is one of the UK’s brightest creative talents behind the camera, with a scope of work that extends internationally across film and television.

Reflecting her passion for storytelling and a desire to tell stories that weren’t being seen, Sheila has produced high-end television drama, and as a filmmaker she has produced, written, directed multiple short and feature films.

Her film credits include Sable Fable, Limbo, Moon Over Aburi and Sometimes I Feelall of which were selected at multiple international film festivals. Her additional directing credits include short films Joy, Sacred Knowledge, and music videos for Shingai’s including Too Bold and We Roll.

Her producer credits in television include the #1 Netflix series Supacell, a superhero drama created by Rapman and starring Tosin Cole, Nadine Mills and Eddie Marsan, producing three episodes. Her credits also include Netflix’s global hit drama Harlen Coben’s Stay Close, starring Cush Jumbo and Richard Armitage. Sheila also worked in the writer’s room for Vertigo’s drama A Town Called Malice for Sky, and she secured an unprecedented development deal with Sky to develop new television series. In addition, Sheila has a partnership with Netflix, where she’s participated in new drama development.

In 2023, under her Norto Productions banner, she created and executive produced Osoro, a short film in collaboration with Cameron Roach’s Rope Ladder Fiction, as part of a drive to create black voiced projects to be developed into drama series.Sheila is currently developing her debut feature script Birdsong, which was selected for the 2021 Brit List, with BFI, Film London, and the BBC.

Sheila is also an executive producer for Luti Media and Wall of Production, where she oversees the development slates.

Among her accolades, Sheila won the Woman of the Future Award 2016 in Arts & Culture for her work in film, and in 2018 she became an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and she was selected to join the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021.

Sheila is represented by Knighthall Agency and TGRG Ltd Artists.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

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