Black Drama TV Shows 2024: Must-Watch Stories of Heart & Soul

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Black Drama TV Shows 2024: Must-Watch Stories of Heart & Soul

Dive into the depths of human emotion with our curated collection of 2024's Top Drama TV Shows with Black Protagonists. These series offer a profound exploration of life's complexities, challenges, and triumphs, all through the lens of Black storytelling.

From family dramas from the bustling streets of major cities to crimes in the quiet corners of small towns, each show weaves a tapestry of narratives that are both uniquely Black and universally human.

Experience the resilience, joy, heartache, and strength that define these captivating dramas. Join us on a journey through stories of love, family, ambition, and the quest for justice, as we shine a spotlight on voices that resonate with authenticity and power.

Stay tuned to our daily updated curated list of new TV series with Black protagonists in 2024.

Black Drama TV Shows releasing in 2024

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The Big Cigar

Season 1
Drama, History
Black Cast
André Holland, Tiffany Boone, Don Cheadle, Jordane Christie, Glynn Turman
Created By Black
Janine Sherman Barrois
Release Date
December 31, 2024
Synopsis
Follows Huey P. Newton's life. He escaped to Cuba to avoid prosecution for murder with the help of Bert Schneider, the Hollywood producer behind Easy Rider, as well as a few other celebrity radicals.
The Big Cigar

Black Drama TV Shows already released in 2024

Diarra from Detroit

Season 1
Drama, Comedy
Watch The Trailer:
Diarra from Detroit Trailer
Black Cast
Diarra Kilpatrick, Morris Chestnut, Phylicia Rashād, Dominique Perry, Claudia Logan, Bryan Terrell Clark, Shannon Wallace, Jon Chaffin
Release Date
April 18, 2024
Synopsis
A divorcing, overworked teacher finds herself drawn into a cold case after a dating app matches her with a man she suspects is the adult version of a boy abducted in the 90s.
Diarra from Detroit

Boarders

Season 1
Comedy, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Boarders Trailer
Black Cast
Jodie Campbell, Sekou Diaby, Aruna Jalloh, Myles Kamwendo, Josh Tedeku, Ene Frost
Created By Black
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Release Date
March 19, 2024
Synopsis
Brace yourselves - the new kids are here. Five talented black scholarship students, and an elite private school with a reputation problem. One of them will have to change...
Boarders
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True Detective: Night Country Trailer
Black Cast
Kali Reis
Release Date
January 14, 2024
Synopsis
When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.
True Detective: Night Country

Domino Day

Season 1
Drama, Fantasy
Watch The Trailer:
Domino Day Trailer
Black Cast
Siena Kelly, Babirye Bukilwa, Alisha Bailey, Percelle Ascott, Christopher Jeffers, Sandra James-Young, Babirye Bukilwa
Created By Black
Lauren Sequeira
Release Date
January 31, 2024
Synopsis
A young witch with extraordinary powers, Domino desperately seeks a community to help her understand who she is. Still, she doesn’t need to look far, as a coven of witches is already tracking her every move, convinced they must stop her before her powers destroy everyone and everything around her.
Domino Day

Soon Comes Night

Season 1
Action, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Soon Comes Night Trailer
Black Cast
Nyaniso Dzedze, Connie Chiume, Panch Gasela, Didintle Khunou, Thabo Malema, Dumisani Mbebe
Created By Black
Thabang Moleya
Release Date
January 19, 2024
Synopsis
A former freedom fighter orchestrates a series of heists in defiance of the law while trying to evade corrupt authorities and a cop with a tragic past.
Soon Comes Night

Sense and Sensibility

Romance, Comedy, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Sense and Sensibility Trailer
Black Cast
Bethany Antonia, Deborah Ayorinde, Akil Largie, Victor Hugo
Release Date
February 24, 2024
Synopsis
A period adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. After a change in circumstances, Marianne is torn between two men, while Elinor longs for a man beyond reach.
Sense and Sensibility

Perimeter

Season 1
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Perimeter Trailer
Black Cast
Ava Mone't, Tatyana Ali, Sharon Conley, Jordan Coleman, West Montez, Donovan Christie Jr., Shawn Vaughn, Jalen Gilbert, Malcolm Xavier
Release Date
February 29, 2024
Synopsis
Set in Atlanta in the 1990s, the series centers around the Dawn family, daughter Paige, a sophomore at Spelman college whose life gets off track when she falls for a bad boy type; her father, Councilman Robert Dawn, whose political ambitions on his quest to become mayor come at a grave personal and moral cost; and his wife, Connie, who tries to keep the family together. Their personal drama takes place against the larger backdrop of two of Atlanta's biggest cultural events at the time: Freaknik and the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Perimeter

Genius: MLK/X

Season 4
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Genius: MLK/X Trailer
Black Cast
Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ron Cephas Jones, Weruche Opia, Jayme Lawson
Release Date
February 01, 2024
Synopsis
MLK/X follows Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X from their formative years to their rich, parallel stories as they shape their identities and become the change they wish to see in the world; the two visionaries ultimately rise to pioneer a movement.
Genius: MLK/X

Parish

Season 1
Drama, Action
Watch The Trailer:
Parish Trailer
Black Cast
Giancarlo Esposito, Bonnie Mbuli, Zackary Momoh, Ivan Mbakop, Arica Himmel, Dax Rey, Ekow Blade, Tim J. Smith, Enuka Okuma, Kenneth Kynt Bryan
Created By Black
Sunu Gonera
Release Date
March 31, 2024
Synopsis
Gray Parish is a good man with a troubled past who gave up his life of crime for life as a family man. But when his son is violently murdered, old habits return, sending him on a relentless quest with moral intentions and dangerous consequences.
Parish

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

Season 1
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Drama, Action
Watch The Trailer:
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live Trailer
Black Cast
Danai Gurira, Lesley-Ann Brandt
Created By Black
Danai Gurira
Release Date
February 25, 2024
Synopsis
The love story of Rick Grimes and Michonne is changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. Can they find each other and who they were in a situation unlike any they've ever known?
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

The Vince Staples Show

Season 1
Drama, Comedy
Watch The Trailer:
The Vince Staples Show Trailer
Black Cast
Vince Staples
Release Date
February 15, 2024
Synopsis
Kind of famous and sort of rich, rapper and actor Vince Staples navigates the challenges and surprises of everyday life in his hometown of The Beach.
The Vince Staples Show

Criminal Record

Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Criminal Record Trailer
Black Cast
Cush Jumbo, Cathy Tyson
Release Date
January 10, 2024
Synopsis
In the heart of London, an anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives—a young woman in the early stages of her career and a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy—into a fight to correct an old miscarriage of justice.
Criminal Record

Our favorites from 2023

Platform 7

Season 1
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Platform 7 Trailer
Black Cast
Jasmine Jobson
Release Date
December 07, 2023
Synopsis
Lisa, after witnessing a cataclysmic event on Platform 7 of a railway station, finds her own fragmented memory jogged to reveal a connection between her own life and that of the event she has just witnessed.
Platform 7

In Your Dreams

Season 1
Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
In Your Dreams Trailer
Black Cast
Didintle Khunou, Thando Thabethe, Anthony Oseyemi, Mothusi Magano, Jesse Suntele, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Nqobile Sipamla, Bongani Thwala, Lunathi Mampofu, Sonni Chidiebere, Kefentse Mokoena, Vika Matshingana, Khabonina Qubeka, Kkgabo Ramotshela, Sharon Chimhanda
Release Date
December 01, 2023
Synopsis
Best friends, Marcus and Lloyd, have just been evicted from their apartment and are struggling to keep their pest control business afloat. Then an old classmate introduces them to an ancient African statue that just might be the answer to their prayers. The tribe who created the relic believes it has the power to make dreams come true. Just not the kind of dreams our friends were hoping for.
In Your Dreams

NCIS: Sydney

Season 1
Action, Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
NCIS: Sydney Trailer
Black Cast
Olivia Swann
Release Date
November 10, 2023
Synopsis
The brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS Agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted into a multi-national taskforce to keep naval crimes in check in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet.
NCIS: Sydney

Culprits

Season 1
Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Culprits Trailer
Black Cast
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Kevin Vidal
Release Date
November 08, 2023
Synopsis
A family man with a secret criminal past reunites with his crew when a killer starts targeting them.
Culprits

Black Cake

Season 1
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Black Cake Trailer
Black Cast
Chipo Chung, Ashley Thomas, Adrienne Warren, Mia Isaac, Faith Alabi, Lashay Anderson
Created By Black
Marissa Jo Cerar
Release Date
November 01, 2023
Synopsis
Eleanor Bennett loses her battle with cancer, leaving her children a flash drive that holds untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America; the stories shock her children and challenge everything they know about their family's origin.
Black Cake

Lost Women of Highway 20

Season 1
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Watch The Trailer:
Lost Women of Highway 20 Trailer
Black Cast
Octavia Spencer
Release Date
November 05, 2023
Synopsis
Explores the crimes that occurred along Highway 20 between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, where several young women and girls vanished, were sexually assaulted, or were killed.
Lost Women of Highway 20
Watch The Trailer:
Anderson Spider Silva Trailer
Black Cast
William Nascimento, Seu Jorge, Jeniffer Dias, Tatiana Tiburcio, Bruno Vinicius, Caetano Vieira, Douglas Silva, Iza Moreira, Larissa Nunes
Created By Black
Marton Olympio
Release Date
November 16, 2023
Synopsis
The original series will tell the life of Anderson Silva, the fighter who became one of the great champions in the history of MMA. Born in São Paulo, he practiced practiced taekwondo, jiu-jitsu and muay thai as a child, and later in life, he entered professional wrestling.
Anderson Spider Silva

The Irrational

Season 1
Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
The Irrational Trailer
Black Cast
Jesse L. Martin, Maahra Hill, Travina Springer
Release Date
September 25, 2023
Synopsis
Alec Baker is a world-renowned professor of behavioral psychology with a unique insight into human nature who lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, corporations and law enforcement. However, he meets his match in a female domestic terror suspect who turns his world upside down.
The Irrational

Everything Now

Season 1
Comedy, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Everything Now Trailer
Black Cast
Sophie Wilde, Lauryn Ajufo
Release Date
October 05, 2023
Synopsis
After months in recovery for an eating disorder, 16-year-old Mia devises a bucket list of quintessential teen experiences to make up for lost time.
Everything Now

Found

Season 1
Drama, Crime
Watch The Trailer:
Found Trailer
Black Cast
Shanola Hampton, Gabrielle Walsh, Arlen Escarpeta
Release Date
October 03, 2023
Synopsis
In any given year, more than 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S. Of these reported cases, more than half of the missing people are people of color, too easily neglected by the system. Gabi Mosely, a former missing person herself, now specializes in PR and leads a crisis management team that seeks out these missing people. But unbeknownst to anyone, Mosely is hiding a dark secret of her own.
Found

Robyn Hood

Season 1
Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Robyn Hood Trailer
Black Cast
Jessye Romeo, Nykeem Provo, Idrissa Sanogo, Ksenia Daniela Kharlamova, Jonathan Langdon, Manuel Rodriguez-Saenz, Lisa Michelle Cornelius
Created By Black
Director X.
Release Date
September 27, 2023
Synopsis
Follows Robyn Loxley and anti-authoritarian masked hip-hop band, The Hood, as they call out injustices and fight for freedom and equality in the city of New Nottingham.
Robyn Hood

Lupin - Part 3

Season 3
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Watch The Trailer:
Lupin - Part 3 Trailer
Black Cast
Omar Sy, Etan Simon, Adama Niane
Release Date
October 05, 2023
Synopsis
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Lupin - Part 3

Impure

Season 4
Crime, Drama, Action
Watch The Trailer:
Impure Trailer
Black Cast
Raphael Logam, Leandro Firmino
Release Date
August 30, 2023
Synopsis
Rio de Janeiro, during the 90's. Evandro dreams about becoming a great businessman, but ends up entering the world of crime and making an empire out of his criminal organization. His business skills and leadership abilities draw the attention of Morello, a federal police officer with a self-destructive behavior who sees in Evandro a worthy enemy. Two strategists that share the love for danger. The hunt down begins.
Impure
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The Other Black Girl Trailer
Black Cast
Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Garcelle Beauvais, Karina Willis, Brittany Adebumola, Cassi Maddox, Amber Reign Smith, Briana Starks
Created By Black
Danielle Henderson
Release Date
September 13, 2023
Synopsis
Nella, an editorial assistant, is tired of being the only black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.
The Other Black Girl
Watch The Trailer:
Top Boy - Season 3 - Final Chapter Trailer
Black Cast
Kane Robinson, Ashley Walters, Micheal Ward, Araloyin Oshunremi, Jasmine Jobson, Little Simz, Kadeem Ramsay
Release Date
September 07, 2023
Synopsis
Two seasoned drug dealers return to the gritty street of London, but their pursuit of money and power is threatened by a young and ruthless hustler.
Top Boy - Season 3 - Final Chapter

Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Season 1
Drama, Western
Watch The Trailer:
Lawmen: Bass Reeves Trailer
Black Cast
David Oyelowo, Lauren E. Banks, Demi Singleton
Release Date
November 05, 2023
Synopsis
The story of Bass Reeves, the legendary lawman of the wild West, is brought to life. Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded – and is believed to be the inspiration for The Lone Ranger.
Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Special Ops: Lioness

Season 1
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Special Ops: Lioness Trailer
Black Cast
Zoe Saldaña, LaMonica Garrett, Hannah Love Lanier, Morgan Freeman
Release Date
July 23, 2023
Synopsis
Joe attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the spear in the CIA's war on terror. She enlists Cruz, a female special operations Marine, as an undercover operative in the Lioness Program.
Special Ops: Lioness

The Changeling

Season 1
Drama, Fantasy
Watch The Trailer:
The Changeling Trailer
Black Cast
Lakeith Stanfield, Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Alexis Louder, Malcolm Barrett, Teca Pereira, Amirah Vann
Written By Black
Victor LaValle
Release Date
September 07, 2023
Synopsis
Apollo and Emma's love story is a fairy tale—until Emma mysteriously vanishes. Bereft, Apollo finds himself on a death-defying odyssey through a New York City he didn't know existed.
The Changeling

Invasion

Season 2
Science Fiction, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Invasion Trailer
Black Cast
Shamier Anderson, India Brown, Tamara Lawrance, DeWanda Wise, Max Fincham
Release Date
August 23, 2023
Synopsis
Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity’s existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them.
Invasion

Painkiller

Season 1
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Painkiller Trailer
Black Cast
Uzo Aduba
Release Date
August 10, 2023
Synopsis
The causes and consequences of America's opioid epidemic unfold in this drama following its perpetrators, victims and an investigator seeking the truth.
Painkiller

Run the World

Comedy, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Run the World Trailer
Black Cast
Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid, Tosin Morohunfola, Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux
Release Date
May 26, 2023
Synopsis

The story of a group of Black women who work, live, and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. They're not only surviving – but thriving together.

Run the World

Bel-Air

Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Bel-Air Trailer
Black Cast
Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Coco Jones, Jabari Banks, Olly Sholotan
Release Date
February 23, 2023
Synopsis

The journey of a book smart teen whose life is forever transformed when he moves from the streets of west Philadelphia to live with his relatives in one of LA’s wealthiest suburbs.

Bel-Air

Snowfall

Drama, Crime
Watch The Trailer:
Snowfall Trailer
Black Cast
Damson Idris, Isaiah John, Nicco Annan, Brandon Jay McLaren, Matthew Hancock
Release Date
February 22, 2023
Synopsis

Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.

Snowfall
Watch The Trailer:
Truth Be Told Trailer
Black Cast
Deborah Ayorinde, Gabrielle Union, Haneefah Wood, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Octavia Spencer, Ron Cephas Jones, Tracie Thoms, Mychala Lee, Sharar Ali-Speakes
Created By Black
Nichelle D. Tramble
Release Date
January 19, 2023
Synopsis

Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation.

Truth Be Told
Watch The Trailer:
Godfather of Harlem Trailer
Black Cast
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Erik LaRay Harvey, Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, Ilfenesh Hadera, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Nigel Thatch
Release Date
January 15, 2023
Synopsis

Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of Harlem.

Godfather of Harlem

Full Circle

Season 1
Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Full Circle Trailer
Black Cast
Zazie Beetz, Jharrel Jerome, CCH Pounder, Adia, Sheyi Cole, Gerald W. Jones III
Release Date
July 13, 2023
Synopsis
An investigation into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in present day New York City.
Full Circle

Godfather of Harlem

Season 3
Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Godfather of Harlem Trailer
Black Cast
Forest Whitaker, Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Elvis Nolasco, Erik LaRay Harvey, Nigel Thatch, Markuann Smith, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Release Date
January 15, 2023
Synopsis
Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of Harlem.
Godfather of Harlem

Truth Be Told

Season 3
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Truth Be Told Trailer
Black Cast
Octavia Spencer, Mekhi Phifer, Ron Cephas Jones, Tracie Thoms, Gabrielle Union, Haneefah Wood, Merle Dandridge, Mychala Lee, Deborah Ayorin, Sharar Ali-Speakes, Michael Beach
Release Date
January 19, 2023
Synopsis
Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation.
Truth Be Told

Snowfall

Season 6
Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Snowfall Trailer
Black Cast
Damson Idris, Isaiah John, Nicco Annan, Brandon Jay McLaren, Matthew Hancock
Release Date
February 22, 2023
Synopsis
Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Snowfall

Bel-Air

Season 2
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Bel-Air Trailer
Black Cast
Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Coco Jones, Jordan L. Jones, Olly Sholotan, Jimmy Akingbola, Akira Akbar, Simone Joy Jones
Release Date
February 23, 2023
Synopsis
The journey of a book smart teen whose life is forever transformed when he moves from the streets of west Philadelphia to live with his relatives in one of LA’s wealthiest suburbs.
Bel-Air

From

Season 2
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Watch The Trailer:
From Trailer
Black Cast
Harold Perrineau, Corteon Moore, Angela Moore
Release Date
April 23, 2023
Synopsis
Unravel the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down.
From

Run the World

Season 2
Comedy, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Run the World Trailer
Black Cast
Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid, Tosin Morohunfola, Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux
Release Date
May 26, 2023
Synopsis
The story of a group of Black women who work, live, and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. They're not only surviving – but thriving together.
Run the World

Swarm

Season 1
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Swarm Trailer
Black Cast
Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, Kiersey Clemons, Byron Bowers, Damson Idris
Created By Black
Donald Glover, Janine Nabers
Release Date
March 16, 2023
Synopsis
A young woman's obsession with a pop star takes a dark turn.
Swarm

The Power

Season 1
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
The Power Trailer
Black Cast
Adina Porter, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Halle Bush, Toheeb Jimoh, Reese Alexander
Release Date
March 30, 2023
Synopsis
The world of The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. Following remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of power balance.
The Power
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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Trailer
Black Cast
India Ria Amarteifio, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Arsema Thomas
Created By Black
Shonda Rhimes
Release Date
May 04, 2023
Synopsis
The story of how the young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Class of '09

Season 1
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Class of '09 Trailer
Black Cast
Brian Tyree Henry, Rosalind Eleazar, Michael Burgess, LisaGay Hamilton, Greg Weeks, Britt Douyon, Zuri James, Maurice P. Kerry, Roxzane T. Mims
Release Date
May 10, 2023
Synopsis
Set in three distinct points in time, follow a class of FBI agents who grapple with immense changes as the U.S. criminal justice system is altered by artificial intelligence.
Class of '09

Judge Me Not

Season 1
Comedy, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Judge Me Not Trailer
Black Cast
Chyna Layne, Javon Terrell
Created By Black
Lynn Toler
Release Date
May 24, 2023
Synopsis
The story of a bright, young black woman who struggles with mental health issues, a ludicrous family, and volatile love life, as she takes on her new role as a judge in a court full of outrageous characters both in front of and behind the bench.
Judge Me Not

Gen V

Season 1
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Gen V Trailer
Black Cast
Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jessie T. Usher
Release Date
September 29, 2023
Synopsis
An irreverent, R-rated series set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International) exploring the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities.
Gen V

Hijack

Season 1
Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Hijack Trailer
Black Cast
Idris Elba, Mohamed Elsandel
Release Date
June 28, 2023
Synopsis
When Flight KA29 is hijacked during its seven-hour journey from Dubai to London, Sam Nelson—an accomplished corporate negotiator—tries using his professional skills to save everyone on board. Will this high-risk strategy be his undoing?
Hijack

Average Joe

Season 1
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
Average Joe Trailer
Black Cast
Deon Cole, Malcolm Barrett, Tammy Townsend, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Ashani Roberts, Stanley Aughtry, Teresa L. Graves
Release Date
June 16, 2023
Synopsis
Follows Joe Washington, who discovers his recently deceased father had stolen millions of dollars from dangerous people, and now those people think Joe knows where it is, so he must find the truth and the millions.
Average Joe

Secret Invasion

Season 1
Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Secret Invasion Trailer
Black Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Samuel Adewunmi
Release Date
June 21, 2023
Synopsis
Nick Fury and Talos discover a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
Secret Invasion

Our favorites from 2022

Kindred

Season 1
Drama, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Kindred Trailer
Black Cast
Mallori Johnson, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Jayden Braddock
Created By Black
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Release Date
December 13, 2022
Synopsis
A young aspiring writer discovers secrets about her family's past when she finds herself mysteriously being pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation.
Kindred

Archive 81

Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Archive 81 Trailer
Black Cast
Mamoudou Athie
Release Date
January 14, 2022
Synopsis

An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into the vortex of a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult.

Archive 81
Watch The Trailer:
The Kings of Napa Trailer
Black Cast
Ashlee Brian, Ebonée Noel, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Yaani King Mondschein
Release Date
January 11, 2022
Synopsis

The wine business has brought the King's family success and acclaim, but following the patriarch's sudden exit from the company, his three children must grapple for the reigns to the kingdom, to their own power, wealth and legacy.

The Kings of Napa

Naomi

Drama, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Naomi Trailer
Black Cast
Kaci Walfall, Daniel Puig, Cranston Johnson
Created By Black
Ava DuVernay
Release Date
January 11, 2022
Synopsis

Follow a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.

Naomi

DMZ

Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
DMZ Trailer
Black Cast
Rosario Dawson, Amandla Jahava
Directed By Black
Ava DuVernay
Release Date
March 17, 2022
Synopsis

In the near future after a bitter civil war leaves Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world, fierce medic Alma Ortega sets out on a harrowing journey to find the son she lost in the evacuation of New York City at the onset of the conflict. Standing in her way are gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords, including Parco Delgado, the popular — and deadly — leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ.

DMZ
Watch The Trailer:
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Trailer
Black Cast
Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Damon Gupton, Dominique Fishback, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Omar Benson Miller, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By Black
Samuel L. Jackson, Walter Mosley
Written By Black
Samuel L. Jackson, Walter Mosley
Created By Black
Samuel L. Jackson, Walter Mosley
Release Date
March 10, 2022
Synopsis

Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker, Ptolemy Grey is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn. When they learn about a treatment that will restore Ptolemy’s dementia-addled memories, it begins a journey toward shocking truths.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
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Black Cast
Georgina Campbell
Release Date
February 04, 2022
Synopsis

Five ordinary Brits are accused of kidnapping the son of a prominent U.S. media mogul. They embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence, but will anyone believe them—and are they telling the truth?

Suspicion

Roar

Drama
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Black Cast
Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Ego Nwodim, Leslie David Baker, Griffin Matthews
Release Date
April 15, 2022
Synopsis

Featuring an all-star cast, this genre-bending anthology series weaves together eight darkly comedic feminist fables that take unexpected approaches to subjects like gender roles, autonomy, and identity.

Roar

61st Street

Drama, Crime
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Black Cast
Aunjanue Ellis, Courtney B. Vance, Tosin Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond
Release Date
April 10, 2022
Synopsis

Moses Johnson is a promising high-school athlete with a bright future who’s accused of murdering a police officer during a drug bust gone wrong. Swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system, Moses’ case is taken up by ageing public defender Franklin Roberts, who sees this as his chance to finally challenge the institutional racism at the heart of the judicial system.

61st Street
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Long Slow Exhale Trailer
Black Cast
Lyriq Bent, Rose Rollins
Release Date
April 04, 2022
Synopsis

Set in the competitive world of women's college basketball, this series follows the successful head coach of a championship team who finds herself embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal that threatens to destroy everything she's built. As she tries to find the truth among the many secrets she uncovers, she is forced to make hard decisions that will affect her, her family and the team of female athletes who all rely on her.

Long Slow Exhale
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Savage Beauty Trailer
Black Cast
Rosemary Zimu, Nthati Moshesh, Dumisani Mbebe, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
Release Date
May 12, 2022
Synopsis

In Savage Beauty, Rosemary Zimu plays Zinhle - a first young woman with a tragic past who is determined to take revenge on the Bhengus family, who destroyed a lot of lives with their infernal vision. Don and Grace Bhengu once used street children to test a toxic beauty product. Many of those children do not have children, but one of the survivors has developed and particular vengeance. But she knows she has to play it smart to play the powerful family.

Savage Beauty

Blood Sisters

Drama, Crime
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Black Cast
Tope Tedela, Gabriel Afolayan, Kehinde Bankole, Wale Ojo, Ini Dima Okojie, Nancy Isime, Deyemi Okanlawon
Release Date
May 05, 2022
Synopsis

Blood Sisters tells the story of two friends Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime). Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola (Deyemi Okanlawon.) However, their seemingly idyllic union has a dark side.

Blood Sisters

The Lazarus Project

Drama, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
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Black Cast
Paapa Essiedu, Vinette Robinson
Release Date
June 16, 2022
Synopsis

George wakes up to find himself several months in the past before being recruited for the Lazarus Project – a secret organisation that turns back time when the world is at threat of extinction.

The Lazarus Project

Tom Swift

Drama, Science Fiction
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Black Cast
April Parker-Jones, Ashleigh Murray, LeVar Burton, Marquise Vilson, Tian Richards
Release Date
May 31, 2022
Synopsis

Tom Swift is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him.

Tom Swift

Tales of the Walking Dead

Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Black Cast
Jessie T. Usher, Terry Crews
Release Date
August 14, 2022
Synopsis

Six original one-hour standalone episodes focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse. Each episode has its own distinct tone and point of view — but the stakes are high in each story, pushing new, indelible characters with relentless, life-threatening choices and situations. We get to see the apocalypse through different eyes, discovering more worlds, mythos, and mysteries of the Walking Dead.

Tales of the Walking Dead

Surface

Drama
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Surface Trailer
Black Cast
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephan James, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Nia Cummins
Release Date
July 29, 2022
Synopsis

A traumatic head injury leaves Sophie with extreme memory loss. In her quest to put the pieces of her life back together—with help from her husband and friends—Sophie begins to question the truth behind her picture-perfect life.

Surface
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Reasonable Doubt Trailer
Black Cast
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Ealy, McKinley Freeman, Toby Onwumere, Candice Tracy Ross, Pauletta Washington, Angela Grovey, Eugene Byrd, Christopher Mychael Watson, Jasmine Akakpo, Monte Bell
Created By Black
Raamla Mohamed
Release Date
September 27, 2022
Synopsis

In this legal drama, you’ll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law… until you’re the one in trouble. Then you’ll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets.

Reasonable Doubt

Panhandle

Comedy, Drama
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Black Cast
Tiana Okoye, Deja Dee, Wallace Smith, Drez Ryan
Release Date
September 26, 2022
Synopsis

The series follows an eccentric, agoraphobic armchair detective paired with a reluctant traffic cop in a series that showcases community, connection, and only-in-Florida characters. Together, Bell Prescott and Cammie Lorde wrestle with personal demons, shocking twists, and a few Florida gators on their journey to heal themselves and their town.

Panhandle

From Scratch

Drama, Romance
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From Scratch Trailer
Black Cast
Keith David, Kellita Smith, Zoe Saldana, Doug Locke, Rodney Gardiner