Here’s The New Black Films & TV Shows Coming To Netflix In April
Jay-Z, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Taylor Russell are just some of the names showing out in Netflix’s upcoming slate of black programming for April.
We’re saying farewell to March and hopefully hello to warm weather, flowers and BBQs. With April literally right around the corner, there will be a slate of new shows and films coming to Netflix that are dope and ripe with black excellence and talent.
O.G. faves such as the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-starring classic Bad Boys to a never-before-seen interview with Jay-Z on the latest episode of My Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman — Netflix adds some more flavor to an already jam-packed streaming experience.
Other projects include The Queen of the Damned, which stars the late, great Aaliyah Haughton, Amateur, starring Michael Rainey (Tariq from POWER), where he plays a 14-year-old basketball phenom who gets confronted by corruption and greed. Even with the warm weather soon approaching, these titles are certainly ones to add to your queue once April hits.
You can check out the full list of black excellence below:
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Jay-Z: HOV, who doesn’t do many interviews, talks about his personal life and being a father in this monthly talk show hosted by David Letterman.
Amateur: 14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.
Come Sunday: Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and based on true events, globally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson risks everything when he questions church doctrine and is branded a modern-day heretic.
Lost in Space: Season 1: A completely re-imagined reboot of the classic show returns to living rooms on April 13! The awe-inspiring survival story of the Robinson family will take your breath away, while continuing to empower young black girls to be strong, smart and fearless! Taylor Russell, a beautifully talented young black actress, takes on the role of Judy Robinson. She is the brains AND brawn of the family, and a great role model for young girls of color to see on screen.
3%: Season 2: Think a more adult version of The Hunger Games with more black and brown faces. 3% is set in a dystopian future Brazil that exists between progress and devastation. Brazil’s surviving population live in a zone called Inland, which lacks energy, food and water. With a diverse cast of characters, 3% addresses social justice issues, like the gap between the established elite (as well as the power the wield) and the poor, spotlighting one of the most unequal societies in the world in Brazil.
Fary Is the New Black: Armed with sly wit, a fresh outlook and plenty of style, French comedy star Fary veers from dating to stereotypes and beyond in this exclusive special.
Candy Jar: Starring Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black), high school arch-rivals Bennett and Lona fall in love while working together to win the debate championship after they are waitlisted at their dream colleges.