2020 has been crazy and depressing. With the likes of the pandemic and the peaceful protests for George Floyd, it had everything to do with us being apart––but staying together. Society, in more ways than one, has become an even stronger force. Netflix has done its part in supporting these movements––launching a Black Lives Matter collection with films and series like When They See Us, Da 5 Bloods, Orange is the new Black, and #blackAF.
In light of the latter series, Kenya Barris’ newest sitcom has been renewed for a second season. The 17th of April 2020 was the premiere date of the series with Barris starring as himself and Rashida Jones starring alongside Barris as his wife.
Barris is also the man responsible for Black-ish and its spin-offs in Grownish and Mixed-ish. On the same note, #blackAF also puts emphasis on the black experience in America––especially those of wealthy black families. Originally, it was supposed to be called “Black Experience” and was going to air on ABC, but Barris moved his deal to Netflix instead in 2018.
The series, you could say, is based on Barris’ life and will be his “honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture but with a more unfiltered lens,” according to The Hollywood Reporter
After signing a multi-project deal with the streaming giant, Khalabo Ink Society (Barris’ company) will be setting up for new projects in the near future for Netflix. Just stay tuned, we’ll be reporting about it as soon as it comes.
Whether or not the show has been receiving a handful of mixed reviews, the renewal is a testament to how many streamers, networks, and the overall entertainment industry have given a platform for the movement to resonate with each and every one of us in the world. Black lives do, and will always, matter.
Here’s the trailer for #blackAF‘s first season!