7 Netflix Shows With Black Stars To Watch This May

Happy binge-watching!

It’s the first week of May, which means Netflix is gearing up for a brand spanking new slate of releases. 

This month, the streaming service is dropping a bevy of programs featuring talented black performers, including an in-depth documentary on the late, great Richard Pryor and the return of the sci-fi drama “Sense8.” 

Check out the list below: 

  • May 1
    "Richard Pryor: Icon"

    This PBS documentary delves into the legacy of comedian Richard Pryor.

    Also on May 1:

    "Don't Think Twice"

    Keegan-Michael Key (one half of Key & Peele) stars in this quirky dark comedy about becoming an adult.
  • May 5
    "Sense8," Season 2

    In the second season of this international drama with black British actors Aml Ameen and Freema Agyeman, the sensates must work together to take down an evil organization.
  • May 8
    "Hunter Gatherer"

    Andre Royo, George Sample III and Kellee Stewart star in this independent drama about a man who has to start over after being released from an extended prison sentence.
  • May 15
    "The Intent"

    In this gritty U.K. drama, the violent and complex world of London gang culture is explored.
  • May 16
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    "Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive"

    In his first comedy special since his serious 2014 car accident, Tracy Morgan returns to tell jokes about everything from being in a coma to the dissolution of his first marriage. Morbid, but funny.
  • May 19
    "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Season 3

    It may be called "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," but let's be real: Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon makes this show.


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