Bey season is pretty much a year-round affair, but things have been especially active in the Hive these past few weeks. Fresh off of the masterpiece that is Homecoming, Beyoncé is returning to Netflix with another gift: the re-release of her 2001 TV movie, Carmen: A Hip Hopera.
The streaming platform's Strong Black Lead arm, consisting of a group of Black executives, officially broke the exciting news on Thursday via Twitter. The announcement explains that Carmen: A Hip Hopera will stream for the entire month of June, and is a part of a "rotation of throwback films" Netflix will be featuring throughout the year in an effort to expose and stream more classic Black films.
For those who somehow aren't aware — sis, where've you been? — the made-for-MTV musical film is based on Georges Bizet's opera Carmen and marks Beyoncé's official film debut.
Directed by the incredible Robert Townsend, the movie also stars Mehki Phifer, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Joy Bryant, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow. It originally premiered on the cable network back in 2001.
The film served as a springboard for Bey's movie career, seeing her go on to star in a slew of blockbuster smashes including Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Fighting Temptations, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records and Obsessed.
After seeing the announcement, Townsend took to Twitter to express his excitement:
No one is more excited, though, than those who grew up on the film. See how Twitter is having a moment of nostalgia with the unexpected news:
Are you as stoked about this as we are? In preparation for tomorrow's "premiere," watch Queen Bey in action in a scene from the film, below: