Below are highlights of upcoming series and movies scheduled to premiere or return to our screens in June that feature notable Black talent. We’ll continue to roll out our screen picks each week.
The Flash – theatrical release
Barry Allen uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family creates a world without superheroes, forcing him to race for his life in order to save the future. Kiersey Clemons (“Dope,” “Dear White People”) is featured as iconic character Iris West, journalist and love interest of the superhero.
Asteroid City – theatrical release
In this comedy the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. Featuring Jeffrey Wright (“Basquiat,” “Westworld”).
God Is a Bullet – theatrical release
When vice detective Bob Hightower finds his ex-wife murdered and daughter kidnapped by a satanic cult he is frustrated by bumbling botched official investigations. Bob quits the police force, gets tattoos, and infiltrates the cult to hunt down the charismatic cult leader. Featuring Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Collateral”).
The Perfect Find – Netflix movie
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. Featuring Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”), D.B. Woodside (“The Night Agent”), Janet Hubert (“Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), and La La Anthony (“Power”).
I’m A Virgo – Amazon Prime Series
Follows a 13-foot-tall Black man who lives in Oakland, CA. Directed by Boots Riley (“Sorry To Bother You”). Featuring Jharrell Jerome (“Moonlight,” “When They See Us”), and Mike Epps (“Friday After Next”).
Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story – Lifetime Movie Network
Biopic of R&B star Keyshia Cole, who was adopted at a young age and overcomes a difficult childhood to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. As her star begins to rise, Cole reunites with her two sisters while struggling to keep her biological mother in rehab. Features Keyshia Cole, Debbi Morgan (“Eve’s Bayou”).
Average Joe – BET+ Series
Follows Joe Washington, who discovers his recently deceased father had stolen millions of dollars from dangerous people, and now those people think Joe knows where it is, so he must find the truth and the millions. Featuring Stanley Autry (“Black Panther”) and Ashanti Roberts (“P-Valley”).
Hijack – Apple TV Series
A hijacked plane makes its way to London over a 7-hour flight, while authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Featuring Idris Elba (“Thor: Ragnarok”) and Jyuddah James (“Sanditon,” “Criminal: UK”).
Grown-ish – Freeform Series S6
A spinoff of ABC’s “Black-ish,” Zoey Johnson is off to college and must live outside the nest, dealing with drugs, sex, and relationships along the way. Featuring Yara Shahidi (“Black-ish”) and Trevor Jackson (“Superfly”).