Disney’s Onyx Collective has announced a brand new documentary series called“Black Twitter: A People’s History.” Based on Jason Parham’s WIRED cover story “A People’s History of Black Twitter,” this three-part docuseries charts the rise, movements, voices, and memes that made Black Twitter an influential and dominant force in nearly every aspect of American political and cultural life.

The series is produced by A Penny for Your Thoughts, WIRED Studios and Culture House Media.  It will be directed by Prentice Penny and this marks the first project with Onyx Collective via his overall deal under the banner of his company, A Penny for Your Thoughts.

Check out the trailer below:

“Black Twitter: A People’s History” is set to premiere with all three episodes on Thursday, 9th May 2024, on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+.  No international release details have been announced, but I’d expect this show to also be released as a Star Original on Disney+.

The series will have its world premiere today during SXSW’s opening night.

Onyx Collective announces series contributors for the Hulu docuseries “Black Twitter: A People’s History,” including the following:

  • TJ Adeshola (former head of Global Content Partnerships, Twitter)
  • Kamau Bell (comedian; director, “We Need to Talk About Cosby”)
  • André Brock (communications professor; author, “Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures”)
  • Rembert Browne (journalist; former director of Product and Community, Twitter)
  • Meredith Clark (journalism professor; creator, “Archiving Black Twitter”)
  • Kid Fury (TV writer and host, “The Read”)
  • Roxane Gay (author; cultural critic, The New York Times)
  • Jemele Hill (author, journalist)
  • Sam Jay (comedian, writer)
  • Brad Jenkins (former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, 2011-2015)
  • Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins (journalist, host, creative director)
  • Luvvie Ajayi Jones (New York Times bestselling author)
  • Shamika Klassen (researcher, scholar, “Black Twitter Is Gold”)
  • Van Lathan (cultural critic; host, “Higher Learning”)
  • Jamilah Lemieux (cultural critic, writer)
  • Wesley Lowery (journalist; author, “American Whitelash”)
  • Ira Madison III (TV writer; host, “Keep It!”)
  • Judnick Mayard (TV writer, producer)
  • Jason Parham (senior writer, WIRED)
  • April Reign (creative consultant; creator, #OscarsSoWhite)
  • God-is Rivera (former global director of Culture and Community, X)
  • Amanda Seales (comedian, activist, host “Small Doses” podcast)
  • Denver Sean (senior editor, LoveBScott.com)
  • Baratunde Thurston (comedian; host, “How To Citizen with Baratunde”)
  • Ashley Weatherspoon (producer; writer, DearYoungQueen.com)
  • Raquel Willis (author, activist, media strategist)
  • J Wortham (journalist, The New York Times Magazine)

Are you looking forward to watching “Black Twitter: A People’s History”?

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