has become a mecca for Black content, recently teaming up with big names like Shonda Rhimes for a number of upcoming projects. It’s even being reported that Black-ish showrunner Kenya Barris is planning to ditch ABC to join the Netflix family. And, while we will have to wait a while for many of these projects to come to fruition, the streaming service has a number of new titles being added in August that should satisfy until LeBron James and Octavia Spencer’s Madam CJ Walker series drops. Here are ten titles we recommend checking out and everything else heading to Netflix in August.
Once In A Lifetime Sessions – 8/1
The Netflix docuseries follows musicians as they discuss, record, and perform their songs. The series features artists like TLC and Nile Rodgers.
I Am A Killer – 8/3
Teaming up with A+E Networks UK, the Netflix 10-part docuseries profiles prisoners convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The series is set to be a must-watch for anyone obsessed with true crime.
Marching Orders – 8/3
Like a real-life version of Drumline, Marching Orders follows the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats as band members fight to keep their spots on the field and juggle academics with social lives.
Paid In Full – 8/5
Starring favorites like Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, and Regina Hall, the 2002 crime drama features an insane hip-hop and R&B soundtrack that’s just as good as the movie.
Zion – 8/10
The documentary tells the story of Zion Clark, a young wrestler born without legs who grew up in foster care.
All About The Washingtons – 8/10
Rev. Run stars opposite wife Justine in this scripted comedy that explores Black love and family as a couple attempts to balance work and life.
The After Party – 8/24
Starring Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood, and Wiz Khalifa, the comedy follows an aspiring rapper who goes viral for all the wrong reasons.
The Innocents – 8/24
Perfect for teens or fans of YA, the British supernatural drama follows a teen couple on the run grappling with their extraordinary powers.
The Good Place: Season 2 – 8/28
The second season of the NBC comedy hits Netflix in August and if haven’t started it or need to catch up before season three, now’s the time.
The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 – 8/31
Back for a second round of side-splitting laughs, part two of The Comedy Lineup features new comedians doing 15-minute sets that are sure to make fans out of new viewers.