Hulu is celebrating Black History Month this February by highlighting Black stories and storytellers through its updated “Black Stories Always” hub.
This upcoming month brings exciting TV and film premieres, including Hulu Original “Love & WWE: Bianca & Montez,” National Geographic’s “Genius: MLK/X” and “The Space Race,” Andscape’s “Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story,” and the season three premiere of acclaimed series and winner of Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, “Abbott Elementary!” All of these are also going to be available via Hulu On Disney+.
As part of Hulu’s “Black Stories Always” campaign, it showcases Hulu’s extensive film and TV content showcasing talents of Black creators. Titles include FX’s “Snowfall,” Andscape’s “Cypher,” Onyx Collective’s “Reasonable Doubt,” fan-favorites including “The Bernie Mac Show,” “My Wife and Kids,” “The Wonder Years,” the beloved film “Soul Food” and many more.
This year marks the iconic anniversaries of “Family Matters” (35 years), “Sister, Sister” (30 years) and “Black-ish” (10 years), as well as the 10th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years A Slave.
Here are some highlights of what’s coming to Hulu during Black History Month:
Love & WWE: Bianca And Montez
“Love & WWE: Bianca & Montez” is a fun, exciting peek into the personal lives of WWE’s hottest couple. Bianca Belair and Montez Ford’s road to WrestleMania is a wild ride, as Montez continues his ascent and Bianca fights to hold on to her title. With the support of their tight knit group of friends, family and fellow superstars, the dynamic duo somehow always manages to pull off the impossible.
Streaming Friday, February 2nd 2024
Genius MLK / X
In a first for the franchise, the new season of the Emmy® Award-winning anthology series will focus on two iconic geniuses: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre). “Genius: MLK/X” will explore the formative years, where they were molded by strong fathers and traumatic injustices, to their rich, parallel stories as they shaped their identities and became the change they wished to see in the world. The docudrama series offers an intimate look into their complex lives as husbands, fathers, brothers and sons, taking them off the iconic T-shirts to show their humanity. With their formidable wives, Coretta Scott King (Weruche Opia) and Betty Shabazz (Jayme Lawson) leading by their sides, King and X are two visionaries who ultimately rose to pioneer a movement.
Streaming Friday, February 2nd 2024
The Space Race
“The Space Race” uncovers the little-known story behind the race to put the first black man into space, a complex web of Cold War propaganda and Civil Rights mishaps that span the United States, Russia, and Cuba. Referred to by historians as “the last battle of the cold war,” we’ll hear from three men who were championed and often used by each country as tokens in an ideological war that shaped our history.
Streaming Tuesday, February 13th 2024
Abbott Elementary – Season 3
A workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal —as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
Streaming Thursday, February 8th 2024
Our America: In The Black
This thought-provoking documentary special chronicles the efforts of Microsoft Philanthropic specialist Darrell Booker in his national quest to raise awareness about building financial health and wellness in the Black community. In the series, Booker explores how technology can serve as a great equalizer to mitigate these disparities while engaging with individuals who are actively working toward financial literacy programs that pave the way for economic mobility and generational wealth creation.
Streaming Saturday, February 3rd 2024
Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story
“Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story” is a documentary film set against the culturally historical backdrop of one of America’s oldest Black boarding schools. This film amplifies the journeys of several Piney Woods School students and staff members, providing a never-before-seen window into the ever-evolving, complex layers of the school and its students. Vividly, yet beautifully “Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story” captures the emotional, physical, and mental tolls required to be young, Black, and educated in America by honoring the students’ perspectives of themselves and their school.
Streaming Friday, February 23rd 2024
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