The series features never before seen interviews and archival footage.
Just in time for Black History Month, Netflix has bought the rights to the documentary series Who Killed Malcolm X? Watch the trailer above. The six-part documentary originally premiered on Fusion. Netflix recently purchased the rights, along with 14 other titles. The documentary will be available for streaming on February 7.
The documentary, directed by Abdul-Rahman Muhammad, features previously unseen interviews and archival footage. One of the three men convicted of Malcolm’s murder also appears in the series. Muhammad asks unanswered questions regarding the police’s lack of presence on the day of Malcolm’s murder, as well as the court’s decision to not call key witnesses to the stand.
Who Killed Malcolm X is just one of Netflix’s additions for Black History Month. On the first of the month, the service added Ali, the 2001 biopic starring Will Smith, to the streaming library. Additionally, Black film classics like Purple Rain, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and Booty Call made their debuts on the streaming service. Scary Movie 2 and Police Academy rounded out the first batch of additions.
They’ve Gotta Have Us, Simon Frederick’s documentary about Black film history, made its debut February 5. Seasons 1 and 2 of the reality show Braxton Family Values debut on February 15. Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chavez’s comedic drama Gentefied and A Haunted House will debut on February 21. The full list of additions can be found on Strong Black Lead‘s Twitter account.
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