What’s New and Black on Netflix for the Month of June?

Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter)
Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter)
Photo: courtesy of Netflix

With just two more days left in May, it’s time to get our calendars out and plot our binge-watching schedule for June. Exactly how many Netflix-and-chill sessions can we manage to squeeze in as summer officially begins? The answer is as many as it takes to watch all the good shows, films, documentaries and original content the streaming service offers up that pique our interest.


First of all, Luke Cage comes back June 22. I don’t know about y’all, but I have been waiting for the return of this show. I am not even a comic book person, but I am here for Luke Cage. I binge-watched the first season multiple times, and will likely do so again before the second season begins. It’s just one of those shows.

A cool addition coming to Netflix is the NBC show Marlon, starring Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle. The younger Wayans brother shows that he has the chops to head a successful show, and the first season will land on Netflix on June 14, the same day the second season premieres on NBC. A perfect opportunity to DVR the new season while catching up on the old one to see just what this hilarious show is all about.

On June 15, the Netflix original movie Set It Up, which features Taye Diggs, debuts.

W. Kamau Bell’s latest comedy special, Private School Negro, will land on the service June 26. I’ve seen Bell live, and he’s actually really funny, so this one should be well worth watching.

Of course, there’s also the second seasons of Glow and Nailed It! to look forward to on June 29.

This lineup might actually get me to watch something other than Jackie Brown, Trading Places and Boogie Nights (I love you, Don Cheadle) during the month of June.


What are you eager to watch on Netflix next month?

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