Netflix Announces “Strong Black Summer” Slate

Netflix just announced its “Strong Black Summer” slate that includes must-watch films and series from rom-com, thriller and comedy with storytelling that covers the spectrum of the Black experience. It’s a Strong Black Summer. We outside! (and inside too!)

Titles include:

The Perfect Find (June 23) – featuring Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers, Gina Torres and La La Anthony

After a high-profile firing, Jenna’s fashion career comeback hits a snag when she falls for a charming, much younger coworker – who happens to be her boss’s son. As sparks fly, Jenna must decide if she’ll risk it all on a secret romance.

Survival of the Thickest (July 13) – featuring Michelle Buteau, Tone Bell, Tasha Smith, Anissa Felix and Garcelle Beauvais

Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont. Black, plus-size and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body-positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. The scripted comedy is based on Buteau’s acclaimed book of essays. 

They Cloned Tyrone (July 21) – featuring Jamie Foxx, John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, David Alan Grier, J. Alphonse Nicholson

A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.

The Upshaws (Part 4) (August 17) – featuring Kim Fields, Mike Epps, and Wanda Sykes

Bennie Upshaw, the head of a Black working-class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina, their two young daughters and firstborn son, the teenage son he fathered with another woman — and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law, all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together. In this upcoming part, the Upshaws continue to ride life’s ups and downs, including new jobs, bigger dreams, health struggles and some major life surprises but still hanging on with the love that comes with family.

To celebrate the Black excellence featured in these titles, Netflix will be present at some of this summer’s biggest moments that celebrate Black culture. Want to join them for the party?  You can find them at:

American Black Film Festival in Miami

Culture Creators Brunch during BET Awards Experience

Netflix in NOLA 

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival 

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