Hulu Celebrates Black History Month With New Premieres & Refreshed “Black Stories Always” Hub
In honour of Black History Month, Disney has highlighted some of the great content that is going to be available on Hulu that shines a light, as it does all year long, on Black stories and storytellers in the “Black Stories Always” hub.
This month’s noteworthy TV and film premieres include the third and final season of “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”, the final season of FX’s “Snowfall”, Onyx Collective’s docuseries “The 1619 Project”, the fifth season premiere of Freeform’s “Grown-ish”, Onyx Collective’s “Bruiser”, Andscape’s “Three Ways” and new episodes of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series “Abbott Elementary”…and much more!
Explore Hulu’s library of not-just-for-February series and films featuring visionary Black storytellers and creators from titles such as FX’s “Kindred”, “The Wonder Years”, Onyx Collective’s “Reasonable Doubt”, “Beba”, FX’s “Atlanta”, NAACP award-nominated “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story”; as well as comfort classic sitcoms like “227”, “Living Single”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Family Matters”.
Here are a few of the major highlights:
The 1619 Project
Hulu’s six-part 1619 Docuseries is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times Magazine. The series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative
New Episodes Thursdays
Soul of a Nation: Black in Vegas
The return of Emmy Award-winning “Soul of a Nation” with a one-hour special, “Black in Vegas,” explores the history of Black entertainers in Las Vegas and celebrating those who are now ruling the historic strip. The ABC News Studios primetime special details the countless household names who have made Las Vegas their home ― from Usher, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson to Boyz II Men, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson, joining top comedians Marsha Warfield, George Wallace, Eddie Griffin and other top artists.
Streaming Thursday, February 2
Wu-Tang: An American Saga
Off the release of their debut album and their continued rise to fame, we follow the Wu-Tang Clan over the course of their five-year plan as they face and overcome different challenges. While each of the members go on separate journeys to figure out where they fit in the music world, RZA struggles to stay on top of things in order to fulfill the promise he made to his Wu brothers. As money, fame, ego, and business threaten to tear the group apart, they must find a way to come together and cement their legacy.
First Three Episodes Streaming February 15, New Episodes Wednesdays
It’s October 1986 in this sixth and final season, as civil war threatens to destroy the Saint family. Franklin (Damson Idris) is desperate, forced to rob his Aunt Louie (Angela Lewis) and Uncle Jerome (Amin Joseph) after being wiped out by former CIA officer Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson). Meanwhile, Louie has taken over Franklin’s role as Teddy’s sole buyer, undercutting her nephew and creating a competing empire in the process.
Franklin is now faced with losing everyone he loves and everything he’s built, and coming through it all will mean out-maneuvering the KGB, the DEA and the CIA, as well as avoiding the LAPD’s fully militarized, fully corrupt, C.R.A.S.H units. When everyone has their backs against the wall, who will they become in order to survive?
New Episodes Thursdays
In director Miles Warren’s searing feature debut about fathers, families and the effects of toxic masculinity, 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall) explores the boundaries of his manhood through tumultuous interactions with Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), his strict but loving father, and Porter (Trevante Rhodes), a charismatic drifter. When Darious learns Porter’s true identity, he is thrust into a conflict between the two men that may rip his family apart and threaten his safety.
Streaming Friday, February 24
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