Movies And Shows We Are Waiting To Watch
2016 was a year that we will never forget for various reasons. One reason is that it planted the seed for awesomeness in Black Entertainment. With the outstanding performances and success of movies and tv shows like Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, and Atlanta, are looking forward to seeing where black television and film go in the future. INTHE10TH will now present a short list of shows and movies we are looking forward to. Keep in mind not all dates have been confirmed and some are subject to change.
Luke Cage Season 2 (TBD 2017, Netflix): Sweet Christmas, I guess talent truly does run in the family, as Mike Colter the cousin to Viola Davis, proved he could stand on his own two, by delivering an incredible performance on the Netflix hit series, “Luke Cage.” Luke Cage gave audiences moving lines, bone-shattering action, a powerful backdrop to some of today’s society woes, and a soundtrack for any true hip-hop head. Backed by veteran actors Alfre Woodward, Rosario Dawson, and Frankie Faison, this past summer’s blockbuster hit, has been renewed for a second season.
American Crime Story: Hurricane Katrina (TBD 2018, FX): FX should change its name to Ryan Murphy channel. Murphy and Brad Falchuk the producers who brought us American Horror Story, Nip Tuck, and American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J Simpson (just to name a few) has teamed up again to bring us American Crime Story: Hurricane Katrina, based on the book,” The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” The cast has yet to be determined, but this series will take a look back behind the scenes of some of the horrific incidents that went unreported. Murphy or should we say King Midas can make anything he touches turn to gold. With 22 nominations and five wins for The People vs. O.J. Simpson, this series is sure to raise the bar and surpass expectations once again.
Get out (February 24, 2017, Theaters nationwide): Jordan Peele from hit sketch comedy series Keye and Peele makes his writing and directing debut behind this highly anticipated thriller. Geo out focuses on a young African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, where he learns that many of its residents, who are black, have gone missing, and he soon learns the horrible truth when another frantic African-American warns him to “get out.” Peele plans to push the boundaries of horror, by drawing upon real word racial tension. See the movie trailer below:
Shots Fired (March 22, 2017, Fox): Sanaa Lathan returns to the small screen to play lead investigator Ashe Belle who sets out to take a look at the motive behind a racially charged shooting. Art imitating life right? However, the shoe happens to be on the other foot this time. Take a look at the trailer below:
I am not your Negro (February 3rd, 2017 Theatres Worldwide) Acclaimed activist and American novelist James Baldwin speaks once again in this documented experience that was not finished before his death in 1987. Filmmaker Raoul Peck took the unfinished 30-page manuscript and expand upon the work, progress, regress, and constant struggles from the beginning of civil rights to the now mainstream #BlackLivesMatter movement in America. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson himself, this documentary will attempt to continue the conversation that Black History is America History. America needs to know even if you were to take away our abilities to act, sing, run, throw a ball, and evoke fantasies, we have the right to live in this country with the scrutiny and second class citizenship currently experiences today.
Underground Season 2 (March 8, 2017, WGN): In 2016, Underground was literally a runaway hit (no pun intended) that kept viewers on their toes, as it told the story of the glories and the gloom of finding freedom. If you watched the last episode last season, you saw the teaser of an epic Heroine who will make her full-time debut this upcoming season. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:
Atlanta Season 2 (TBD 2018, FX): Welcome to Atlanta. Donald Glover found his niche, in this monster hit series which debuted in September 2016. Social media and critics alike just can’t stop talking about it. The series ratings were so high that it was renewed for a second season after only airing two episodes. The series tells the story of a young Princeton dropout, looking to get off his parent’s couch and into stardom. If you missed the first season of Atlanta, feel free to binge on FXnetworks.com.
Dave Chappelle (TBD 2017, Netflix): Everybody has been asking what happen to Dave Chappelle? Did he really take the $50 million and split? Well, he is backkkk! After a rave review hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) in November 2016, Dave Chappelle has signed a deal to deliver three stand-up comedy shows exclusively to Netflix. Didn’t get a chance to see SNL, here’s what you missed:
The Quad (February 1, 2017, BET) For those of you who attended and graduated from PWIs (predominately white institutions), college provided an experience (positive or negative) that you will recall for years upon years as you ride off into the sunset. However, for those of you who attended and or graduated from an HBCU (historically black college or university), there’s something different that feeds your soul long after you left this earth. The Quad, which takes place at the fictional “Georgia A & M University,” will explore each facet of college life only HBCU students can relate to. Who better than Ms. Whitley Gilbert, I mean Jasmin Guy, to lend her credibility and acting chops to this series. Classes for the Quad begins on February 1, 2017, on BET.
Insecure Season 2 (TBD 2017, HBO): If you do not know who Issa Rae is, where have you been? Issa Rae whose hit show Insecure, came in like a hurricane and kept viewers on their toes and wanting more every week, chronicling her struggles with love, life, and being a black female in corporate America. The jaw-dropping season finale left us wondering what’s next and verifying two can play the game.
Stranger Things Season 2 (TBD 2017, Netflix): Silently dubbed as the best series of the summer, Stranger Things was a show that you could not explain, but made sense when you watch it. A young kid goes missing, and then mysterious girl arrives causing havoc without lifting her finger, as the missing boy’s family and friends pull out all the stops to find him and bring him home. Makes sense? Probably not, but check out the parody SNL did; it is funny, but gives you an idea of what the series is about and possibly what’s to come.