Fall is creeping up right around the corner and Netflix is gearing up for another marathon-viewing season that won’t have you regretting the binge-watching, purposefully lying around sleepless nights we all know we’ve experienced. In September, the streaming service is gearing up with new films, documentaries and series featuring entertaining, comedic and thought-provoking stories that will leave a lasting impression as summer ends.
- In a true testament to #BlackExcellence, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown chronicles the journey from rhythm and blues to funk and how James Brown left an indelible mark on American music. This Mick Jagger co-produced documentary features never-before seen concert footage, photographs and interviews with those who were not only close to him but influenced by his genius, including Questlove, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Reverend Al Sharpton, and more. (Sept. 1)
- Strong Island is Yance Ford’s emotional documentary on the life, death and quest for justice for his brother, William’s 1992 murder in Long Island. A black 24-year-old teacher, William Ford was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19-year-old mechanic. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice. (Sept. 15)
- Feeling nostalgic? Let the legendary director Spike Lee take you back to the original, iconic She’s Gotta Have It. Spend your last days of summer with Nola Darling and her three loves Greer Childs, Jamie Overstreet and Mars Blackmon. (Sept. 1) Don’t forget the series, She’s Gotta Have It debuts on Thanksgiving exclusively on Netflix.
- Shaq is BACK with All Star Comedy series from Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando and South Beach. The Shaq Attack is leaving no city untouched with his special, Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam Live from Atlanta; Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando and South Beach. The hilarious comedy nights feature of the best of stand-up comedy with D.L. Hughley, Jay Pharaoh, Mike Epps, Lil’ Rel, Mo’nique, Corey Holcomb, Finesse Mitchell and more. But Shaq isn’t going it alone, he is teaming up with Cedric the Entertainer for Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam. This hilarious stand up special features Kevin Hart, Tommy Davidson and more. (Sept. 1)
- Are you missing The Walking Dead? Never fear – unless it’s a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead: Season 7 is coming to Netflix for all your walker needs. Want to spend your last days of summer searching for the Easter eggs and debating theories on the meaning of Daryl’s jumpsuit. Catch up on Netflix before Season 8 (Sept. 8)