Netflix Releases Trailer For First African Animated Series, ‘Supa Team 4’
American Video steaming platform, Netflix has released the first trailer for Supa Team 4, the streamer’s first African original animation series.
The series set to premiere in July centers around four school-age teenagers living in a Neo-futuristic city of Lusaka, Zambia, who bonded together to protect the world from all kinds of threats after they were recruited to become superheroes by a retired secret agent.
In the trailer, the Supa Team 4 battles with several supervillains, including a huge man with metal legs and a plague of locust-like bugs, a helmeted cyborb-like character, an older woman who produces electricity through a body suit and a crocodile, who is described as a “man-croco.”
Supa Team 4 is created by writer Malenga Mulendema, South African toon studio Triggerfish and London-based kids specialist Cake, with animation from France’s Superprod.
Mulendema is also the co-executive producer, alongside executive producers; Anthony Silverston, Mike Buckland, Tom van Waveren, Edward Galton and Amy Keating Rogers as well as Ciara Breslin who produces with Cake and Triggerfish.
The characters are voiced by Zowa Ngwira, Namisa Mdlalose, Kimani Arthur, Nancy Sekhokoane, Pamela Nomvete, John MacMillan and Linda Sokhulu.
The theme song for the eight-part series is created by Zambian rapper, singer and songwriter Sampa the Great.