7 Must-See Projects With Black Stars Coming To Netflix In April

7 Must-See Projects With Black Stars Coming To Netflix In April

From Jay-Z and Aaliyah to Uzo Aduba, your "chill" cue is ready.

Published March 28, 2018

March Madness is about to be a wrap, so the basketball widows and widowers will get their significant others back. If you’re looking for some Netflix and chill options with flavor, there are some new shows and movies coming to the streaming service in April, as well as intriguing titles in science-fiction and children's animation.

Ranging from OG faves like Bad Boys and The Queen of the Damned (RIP Baby Girl), to a never-before-seen interview with Jay-Z on the latest episode of My Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman and Michael Rainey (Tariq from POWER) with a lead role in Amateur, where he plays a 14-year-old basketball phenom who gets confronted by corruption and greed.

Check out some top picks to add to your list and the full slate of additions to Netflix in April.

  1. _MG_1464.CR2

    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. 

    Premiere date: April 6.


  2. 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. 

    Premiere date: April 6.

  3. DSC05099.arw

    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.

    Premiere date: April 13.

  4. 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.

    Premiere date: April 13.

  5. 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 lives 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 they wield) and the poor, spotlighting one of the most unequal societies in the world in Brazil.

    Premiere date: April 27.

  6. 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. (Trailer is in French but it will be subtitled.)

    Premiere date: April 3.

  7. 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 wait-listed at their dream colleges.

    Premiere Date: April 27.


    Full list of titles below!

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Netflix)


Latest in celebs