The well-known game “Final Fantasy XIV” has been made into a Japanese soap opera which is now available to stream on Netflix:   “Japanese soap opera Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light is now on American Netflix, and you need to watch it. Look past that awkward name it’s been graced with, because Dad of Light is short, sweet and a total […]

Netflix announced the arrival of a new ten episode series with black and latinx actors in the major leading roles: “On Thursday, Netflix annoucned a new coming of age, 30-minute comedy series called On My Block.  Co-created by Lauren Iungerich (Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft (All Eyez on Me), is a coming-of-age comedy about […]

Big names are on the lineup for the 25th anniversary of iconic stand-up comedy show “Def Comedy Jam” premiering September 26th on Netflix:   “Although Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam premiered on HBO in 1992, Netflix will air a 25th anniversary special later this month as a tribute to the original show. To celebrate the special and the show, […]

Neflix is considering picking up ‘Cloverfield,’ a film with both a black director and black leads: “A certain film whose release date has been moved three times may finally see the light of day on your favorite streaming giant. Multiple industry publications are reporting that Netflix is in talks pick up all rights for the Cloverfield […]

Netflix recently received rights to ‘Step Sisters,’ a comedy about a black college student in a white sorority scripted by ‘Dear White People’ writer and editor Chuck Hayward and directed by Drumline director Charles Stone III:  “Netflix has landed worldwide rights to comedy film, Step Sisters. The film, originally planned for a March theatrical release, was in […]

An comic-like drama series staring a black family, from Michael B. Jordan and media company MACRO, is soon headed to Netflix:  “A black superhero family drama from Michael B. Jordan and Charles D. King’s MACRO is coming to Netflix. The streaming giant has greenlit Raising Dion for a 10-episode, straight-to-series order. It is based on Dennis Liu’s viral […]

Netflix is set to produce 15-minute comedy specials to gain more viewers on mobile devices: “Netflix announced plans this week to release a new series of 15-minute comedy specials in the coming months. The move, which was first reported by Vulture, was widely seen as evidence that Netflix is doubling down on stand-up. Another side to this story got […]

Netflix original movie ‘Mudbound,’ directed by Dee Rees, recently won an Audience Award for best Narrative and could possibly earn Netflix an Oscar:  ““Mudbound,” which is currently in 12th place to claim the Best Picture Oscar according to our 24 experts, just won the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Middleburg Film Festival. While […]

Shonda Rhimes discusses her recent move from ABC to Netflix, the importance of valuing yourself as an artist, and the issue of inclusion and diversity in Hollywood: “A few months ago, one of the biggest names in television, Shonda Rhimes, signed an overall deal with the streaming giant Netflix.  This was probably one of the most […]