Check out’s Best black TV shows on Netflix

Buzzfeed has composed a mixture of golden oldies and new nuggets. They have also included non-english speaking series and also African. You will be hard-pressed not to find a TV series you like as there is depth and breadth in their selections


Assane and his son Raul on Lupin

CAST: Omay Sy
Omay Sy stars as a charming French con artist who is out to get revenge. This fast-moving thriller set in Paris is worthy to binge with friends. Lupin is out to rectify the wrongs meted to his father and will stop at nothing to achieve this, even if it means falling in love.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Octavia Spencer as Madam CJ Walker on Self Made

CAST: Octavia Spencer, Carmen Ejogo & Tiffany Haddish

Octavia Spencer stars as the first self-made female millionaire Madam C.J. Walker (aka Sarah Breedlove). A hair care genius Madam C.J Walker build her empire by providing quality hair care products. Tiffany Haddish also stars as her somewhat troubled daughter and together they give us a performance of a lifetime.


Mj Rodriguez as Blanca on Pose

CAST: Mj Rodriguez & Indya Moore,
Mj Rodriguez stars as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, a transsexual lady and a star of the New York City ballroom scene. Starting the House of Evangelista, Blanca becomes mother to an ambitious and talented dancer, Damon and a trans sex worker Angel who is in love with one of her clients. This Afro-LatinX cast deftly highlight LGBTQ narrative.

Dear White People

Logan Browning as Samantha on Dear white people

CAST: Logan Browning  & Brandon P Bell
Following on from the movie with the same title. Dear White People navigates modern race relations through dramatical and comedic college experiences by Black students in a largely Ivy league white university. It’s in its final season so you have four excellent seasons to binge on

Queen Sono

Pearl Thusi as Queen Sono on Queen Sono

CAST: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula & Sechaba Morojele
Queen Sono is a crime/drama set in South Africa chronicling the personal exploits of a South African spy played by Pearl Thusi. The series has humour mixed in with eye-catching action and provides a glimpse into another aspect of South Africa. Season 2 was cancelled due to Corona Virus but don’t be surprised if it isn’t renewed

The Last Dance

Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen, and Phil Jackson on The Last Dance

CAST: Micheal Jordan
The last dance is a docuseries on arguably the greatest basketball player ever. Michael Jordan has a relentless and unforgiving drive to outcompete his teammates and opponents. This docuseries may leave you detesting the player but have you loving the man for his commitment to winning and winning convincingly.

Luke Cage

Mike Colter as Luke Cage, unharmed by bullets, on Luke Cage

CAST : Mike Colter, lfre Woodard & Mahershala Al
Hard-hitting mutant ex-con Luke Cage, excellently played by Mike Colter is a gritty down-to-earth neighborhood hero struggling to balance his powers and his criminal past to do right for himself and his family.

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show

Three Black women discussing skincare during an Astronomy Club sketch

CAST: Shawtane Bowen · Jonathan Braylock · Ray Cordova · James III · Caroline Martin · Jerah Milligan · Monique Moses · Keisha Zollar
Showcasing a wide range of Black experiences, the Astronomy show is a funny, sharp, and multi-layered comedy with character-based sketches. Sadly despite great reviews, Netflix did not renew for Season 2


Gigi's mother Daisy Mae walking away after saying something harsh to her

CAST:Keith David & Lynn Whitfield
The Greenleaf Church family leads a Memphis megachurch that serves a mostly Black community. The wealthy pastor family goes through the joys and pains of being the Shepherd, the sheep, and sometimes the wolf in this expertly paced gospel/business drama.

Sister, Sister

Tia and Tamera meeting for the first time

CAST: Tia Landry & Tamera Campbell
Separated at birth and adopted by two different parents, these forever cute teenagers raised as single children are reunited and as you can imagine, suddenly discovering you have twin by another mother(or father) still provides the laughs and the thrills even if it was originally released in the 90’s.


Moesha smiling sarcastically at her stepmother

CAST: Brandy
Brandy stars as Moesha a high school student in an upper-middle-class Black family who’s widowed father marries her school principal! Moesha naturally resents this betrayal. With a lot of humor the series dealt with deep real life issues.


Joan, Toni, Maya, and Lynn at Toni's OBGYN appointment

CAST: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Jill Marie Jones & Reggie Hayes
Speaking directly to the lived experiences of Black women, the series explores life through four main characters all weaving through divorce, careers, relationships, and family disappointments. The quartet’s characters are multidimensional and enriching. Though billed as a comedy there are lots of life learning nuggets to be found

Chappelle’s Show

David Chappelle as Prince

CAST: Dave Chappelle & Eddie Murphy
With only 24 episodes, you can relive the exploits of Tyrone Biggums and Clayton Bigsby. The show is a glimpse into the comedic genius of Chappelle and his expertise in dealing with politically sensitive issues

All American

Spencer James during a team huddle on all american

CAST: Daniel Ezra
Inspired sports drama based on the life of Spencer Paysinger. The series follows him as he is recruited from South L.A, through the highs and lows of playing football for Beverly Hills High. The combines sports, romance and drama

Black Earth Rising

Michaela Coel as Kate on Black Earth Rising

CAST: Michaela Coel 
Michaela Coel stars as a Rwandan genocide survivor who is on a self-discovery mission. She uncovers long-held secrets from her adoptive parent and explores the deep wounds of the horrors of the genocide and their survivors.

Seven Seconds

KJ Harper discussing evidence with Latrice Butler

CAST: Regina King
A middle-class family is thrown into chaos with the death of their teenage son. Brenton Butler, discovers her son was left to die on the side of the road and she is determined to fight the lies and uncover the truth.

Blood and Water

Main character Puleng listening during a school assembly

CAST: Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema and Gail Mabalane
Puleng believes she may have found her sister who was kidnapped as a baby. Convinced she embarks on her own investigation and learns more about her own family. Netflix has renewed the series so get up to speed.

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