To promote better shows and films, Netflix has decided to feature Black characters, creative talents, and stories. Netflix took to its Strong Black Lead Twitter account to announce that it has acquired seven classic sitcoms. These sitcoms include Moesha, Sister Sister, and The Parkers! Keep reading to know more.
Time to pop bottles🍾🍾
The following classic shows are coming to @Netflix (US)
Moesha – Aug 1
The Game S1-3 – Aug 15
Sister Sister – Sept 1
Girlfriends – Sept 11
The Parkers – Oct 1
Half & Half – Oct 15
One on One – Oct 15
To celebrate, here's a message from your faves: pic.twitter.com/zohNPEo0rz
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 29, 2020
In the announcement video, the sitcom alums say, “These shows changed the face of television. It helps Black creators, both in front and behind the camera. It has allowed us to be in the homes of people worldwide. It’s going to allow a whole new generation that’s going to be watching on Netflix. So thanks to everyone who ever made a social media post or left a message asking about these shows. It didn’t go unnoticed.”
Although these series are coming to the streaming platform, Netflix did not give out a follow-up post. No post was out giving information about the show rights.There is a high chance that they may not own the right to the series. But, they say that they “can promise” that the shows will be available for a “good and LONG time.”
As per reports, these seven series are set to premiere on the streaming platform between August 1 and October 15. The first of these classics will be the six-season sitcom Moesha which arrives on August 1—following that, the first three seasons of The Game come on August 15.
September brings the Tia and Tamera Mowry sitcom Sister on the opening along. Then following that, Tracee Ellis Ross lead Girlfriends on September 11. After that, October delivers the final three with The Parkers arriving on October 1 and then both Half & Half and One on One on October 15th.
Also, this surprise announcement attracted the attention of several Black celebrities on social media, including Grown-ish stars Bailey and Gabrielle Union, Chloe and Halle.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 29, 2020
this week keeps getting better x better 😭😭😭😭😱😍😍😍 https://t.co/R35iMkERBr
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July 29, 2020
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