Summer is almost here, so get ready for it with the most entertaining Black-led movies and TV shows premiering in May.
From comedies to action flicks, they will liven up your month.
So, grab your popcorn and start watching (or bingeing) these fantastic Black-led movies and TV shows!
Platform: Video On Demand
Release Date: May 1, 2023
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Cast: Sean Earl McPherson, Yasmine Alice
In a dark future, an ex-cop and a bounty hunter collide with a militarized security force and a crime lord.
The pair face masked assassins, shadowy forces, and cloned troopers.
If you enjoy intense action flicks with elements of science fiction, “Future Soldiers” is among the must-watch Black-led movies and TV shows.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Release Date: May 4, 2023
Genre: Historical drama
Cast: India Amarteifio, Golda Rosheuvel, Tunji Kasim
Shonda Rhimes’ partnership with Netflix is the gift that keeps giving.
If you were craving more of Bridgerton, “Queen Charlotte” scratches that itch.
The limited series has two enthralling plotlines, starting in 1761 when Charlotte, a spirited soul, crosses paths with King George and ventures into the world of matrimony.
I was already emotional but this broke me so bad. Like the moment she got on the ground I started balling. I love #Bridgerton but this is my favorite. They truly nailed this. I hope the writers get their credit. #QueenCharlotte pic.twitter.com/yjYyU6pup9
— What am i doing with my life rn at 21? nothing (@AnnaMochi19) May 10, 2023
Fast forward to 1817, where tragedy strikes as the royal heir, Princess Charlotte, passes away.
But the resilient Queen urges her offspring to seek love and legacy in the pursuit of another royal heir.
Release Date: May 5, 2023
Cast: B. J. Harrison, Javicia Leslie
In “Double Life,” a widow learns that her late husband’s death was anything but an accident–from his mistress, no less.
The two women team up to find to the man they loved.
Class of ’09
Release Date: May 9, 2023
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara
While “Queen Charlotte” takes place along two timelines, “Class of ‘09” one-ups it by following three different timelines.
Yes, this series takes place in 2009 (The Past), 2023 (The Present), and 2034 (The Future).
The show follows Artificial Intelligence and how it impacts the the U.S. criminal justice system.
Release Date: May 12, 2023
Genre: Adventure, Family, Science Fiction
Cast: Kid Cudi, Isaiah Russell-Bailey
After his father passes away, a boy on a lunar mining colony travels to a legendary crater before he’s relocated to another planet.
The boy’s best friends tag along, and they learn some vital lessons along the way.
Run the World
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Cast: Amber Stevens West, Bresha Webb, Stephen Bishop
Starz’ hilarious comedy series returns for a second season.
The show follows a dynamic sisterhood of Black women from Harlem on a mission to conquer the world, one stride at a time.
With unbreakable bonds and infectious energy, these extraordinary women prove their friendship is not just about enduring life’s challenges, but about seizing every opportunity to flourish together.
The Little Mermaid
Genre: Fantasy, Musical
Cast: Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina
The remake of the animated Disney classic, “The Little Mermaid” retells the story of Ariel, a mermaid fascinated with humans and dreams of life above the sea.
“The Little Mermaid” is among the year’s most-anticipated movies, and one worth watching on the biggest screen possible.
These Black-Led Movies And TV Shows Will Spruce Up Your May
May can be a long month, so make it entertaining with these Black-led movies and TV shows.
They will deliver hours of laughter, thrills, and cheers.
She is simply immaculate. Everything from her look to her sound is just graceful. I’m super excited to see this movie. @HalleBailey you look beyond beautiful and sound amazing. 🧜🏽♀️💙✨
— Centineo Brown (@Centineo4real) May 15, 2023
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