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TV Series that Honor Black Characters & Voices


As we celebrate Black voices and creators, check out these recent and current series that are making their mark in the television world!

Truth be Told

The murder case that propelled a true-crime podcaster to nationwide fame comes back to haunt her when new evidence arises that suggests her original suspect may have been wrongfully convicted. In Season 3, Poppy is determined to track down two missing teens, teaming up with unorthodox Principal Eva Pierre whilst also highlighting the racial injustice that is rife in the community.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga 


In the early 1990's in New York, during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, a visionary musician named Bobby Diggs aka The RZA begins to form a super group of a dozen young, black men, who will eventually rise to become one of the unlikeliest success stories in American music history.

Proud Family: Louder and Prouder


This continuation of the acclaimed series follows the adventures and misadventures of newly 14-year-old Penny Proud and her Proud Family as they navigate modern life with hilarity and heart.

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2/10)


After 13-year-old super-genius Lunella accidentally brings ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger.



As Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer, begins to settle in her new home, she finds herself being pulled back and forth in time, emerging at a nineteenth-century plantation and confronting secrets she never knew ran through her blood.

Abbott Elementary


A group of dedicated, passionate teachers and a slightly tone-deaf principal are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. 

Rap Sh!t


Follow two friends from Miami college who get together to form a rap group.


The CW

The series follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the Multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.

The Best Man: The Final Chapters


Based on the eponymous film franchise, the series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.

The Wonder Years


Inspired by the late ‘80s show of the same name, the series tells the coming-of-age story of a 12-year-old Black boy in Montgomery, Alabama in the late 1960s, as told by his adult self.

Grand Crew


A group of friends unpack the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar.

I May Destroy You


Michaela Coel’s 2020 drama follows a Twitter-star-turned-novelist, who seeks to rebuild herself after being sexually assaulted on a night out in London.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey 

Apple TV+

Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker, Ptolemy Grey is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn. When they learn about a treatment that will restore Ptolemy's dementia-addled memories, it begins a journey toward shocking truths.


Prime Video

Four ambitious best friends, Camille, Tye, Quinn, and Angie, navigate relationships and careers in Harlem, New York.



Issa Rae’s HBO dramedy centers around two best friends who navigate the challenges of the contemporary Black female experience.

The Upshaws


The Netflix comedy focuses on a working-class family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right — without any blueprints.



Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make it in the Atlanta rap scene, coming face to face with several social and economic issues along the way.

Wicked City


The series follows five urban witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden.

South Side

Comedy Centra/HBO Max

South Side follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own.

Reasonable Doubt


You'll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law…until you're the one in trouble. Then you'll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets.

Run the World


The story of a group of Black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends who work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it's an unapologetically female show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.



Set in New York City in the late ‘80s-early ‘90s, the FX drama spotlights the Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender nonconforming ballroom scene.



Three young friends attempt to navigate life, love, and their professional lives within the entertainment industry together.

Queen Sugar


The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father — an 800-acre sugarcane farm.



A recently-widowed dad tries to raise his kids with his persistent former father-in-law.

First Wives Club


The co-writer of Girls Trip brings the TV adaptation of First Wives Club, a comedy about three divorced wives who share a common past.



The dramatic retelling of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air follows Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.

Power Book II: Ghost


The spin-off of Power follows Tariq as he navigates his new life and tries to shed his father's legacy.



Katori Hall's adapts her play for the small screen with P-Valley, which follows several dancers who work at a strip club in the Mississippi Delta.

The Chi


Lena Waithe’s coming-of-age drama focuses on a group of residents in a rough neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, who become linked by coincidence and bonded by the need for connection and redemption.



A cartoonist on the verge of success navigates new voices and ideas after an unexpected incident changes everything.

A Black Lady Sketch Show


Comedy sketches performed by a cast of African-American female comedians, featuring guest stars such as Angela Bassett, Issa Rae, Laverne Cox, and Nicole Byer.

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