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Peacock Celebrates Black Artists Both in Front of and Behind the Camera
During Black History Month and beyond, enjoy these top picks.
From celebrated series created by and starring Black talent, to hit movies, riveting documentaries, drama-filled reality, fun talk shows, and time-honored classics, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on Peacock for Black History Month and beyond.
1. Bel-Air (2022–)
This dramatic reimagining of the iconic sitcom is a bona fide hit. Young Will Smith’s journey from the streets of Philly to the rarified hills of Los Angeles has captured the imagination of Peacock fans. Over two seasons, the Banks family has gone through their fair share of drama, and Will’s personal journey continues to surprise. See what all the fuss is about and catch up on the Peacock Original Bel-Air now before the next season drops.
2. The Best Man: The Final Chapters (2022)
Writer/Director Malcolm D. Lee hit it out of the park with The Best Man movie and its sequels. Audiences fell hard for the group of upwardly mobile friends, and the talented cast all went on to become big stars. Now, more than 20 years later, Lee has gotten the entire cast back together to revisit the beloved characters as they face middle age and all its joys and problems. Laugh and cry along with these time-tested friends in this delightful — and wildly popular — Peacock Original limited series.
Stream The Best Man: The Final Chapters.
3. Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story (2024)
Produced by Believe Entertainment Group, this three-part documentary series chronicles the iconic forefathers of hip-hop, RUN DMC. This unique series will take you back to the 1980s, when Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell cultivated a one-of-a-kind sound that took not only Queens, but the world, by storm. Outstanding footage from the era and insightful interviews with the two remaining members — Simmons and McDaniels — as well as Ice-T, Questlove, and many others, make this a must-watch Peacock Original.
4. Twisted Metal (2023–)
Pedal, meet metal. From the twisted minds behind Deadpool and Zombieland and executive producers Will Arnett and Anthony Mackie comes the Peacock Original series Twisted Metal, a high-octane comedy based on the classic video game series. Mackie stars as a motor-mouthed outsider who must deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland — if he can survive the drive. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he faces savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown in an all-too-familiar ice cream truck. This Peacock Original quickly became a breakout hit. Stream it now to see what all the fuss is about.
Stream Twisted Metal.
5. Killing It (2022–)
Killing It is a comedy about class, capitalism, and one man’s quest to achieve the American Dream. But first he has to overcome vicious criminals, nature run wild, and worst of all, corporate America. Starring and executive produced by Craig Robinson (The Office), Killing It was named one of the best TV shows of the year by The New York Times. Stream the first two seasons of the Peacock Original series now.
Stream Killing It.
6. Bosco (2024)
In 2006 over two million Americans were incarcerated but only one managed to escape a federal maximum-security wing while under 24-hour surveillance — Quawntay “Bosco” Adams. For the chance to be at his first child’s birth, he planned an ingenious escape with the help of lonely Missouri woman that he meets by replying to a personal ad. The Peacock Original film — based on a remarkable true story — stars Aubrey Joseph as Bosco, along with Tyrese Gibson, Thomas Jane, Theo Rossi, Nikki Blonsky, and Vivica A. Fox, and features original music from Snoop Dogg, French Montana, and The Game.
7. Found (2023–)
In this riveting NBC drama, brilliant recovery specialist Gabi Mosely (Shanola Hampton) and her team are dedicated to finding America’s missing and forgotten people. They’ll stop at nothing to solve these cases because for them, it’s personal — every member of the team has firsthand experience with a mysterious disappearance. But Gabi has a chilling secret of her own that could unravel everything… she’s got her childhood kidnapper locked up in her basement, helping her crack every case.
8. The Irrational (2023–)
Jesse L. Martin stars as a world-renowned behavioral science professor who has crime solving down to a science in this compelling NBC drama. Using his unique understanding of psychology, body language, emotion and more to help crack high-stakes cases, he figures out how and why people make bad decisions — and how to stop them.
Stream The Irrational.
9. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008–)
In this Atlanta-set version of the juggernaut Bravo franchise, Housewives live fabulous lives in Georgia’s capital, experiencing ups and downs while juggling love with their personal and professional concerns. Watch all 15 seasons of the fan-favorite Real Housewives series now.
Stream The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
10. Nope (2022)
Oscar®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele reinvented the summer blockbuster with this epic sci-fi pop nightmare. Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer star as siblings trying to hold onto their vast Southern California ranch that is threatened by hard times, troublesome neighbors, and terrifying, unexplained supernatural phenomena in the skies above. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this fascinating fever dream of a movie featuring terrific performances and awe-inspiring effects.
11. Girls Trip (2017)
In this beloved, Certified Fresh movie, four best friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild sides. The absolutely stacked cast features Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish, and the hilarious comedy was written, directed, and produced by Malcolm E. Lee (The Best Man franchise).
Stream Girls Trip.
12. Praise This (2023)
This uplifting Peacock Original film set in the world of Atlanta’s competitive gospel youth choir praise teams stars Chlöe Bailey as a talented young singer with dreams of becoming a musical superstar who is forced to join her cousin’s struggling underdog team in the lead up to a national competition. Can we get an amen?
Stream Praise This.
13. Shooting Stars (2023)
It takes a team to make a legend. Based on the book by LeBron James and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights, this Peacock Original film is the inspiring origin story of a basketball superhero. It reveals how LeBron James and his childhood friends become the #1 high school team in the country, launching James’s breathtaking career as a four-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Stream Shooting Stars.
14. Hart to Heart (2022–)
In this Peacock Original talk show, A-list entertainers, athletes, and public figures reveal their honest, unfiltered, and unexpected true selves over a glass of wine with Kevin Hart. No topic is off-limits as guests open up for a one-to-one hour about their careers, family, loss, and love. Get ready to dig deep with this intimate, insider-y series that is intensely satisfying, often hilarious, and highly bingeable.
Stream Hart to Heart.
15. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)
Chris Rock created and produced this hit comedy series about a teenaged Chris growing up in 1980s Brooklyn and attempting to survive his quirky family and his all-white school. Watch every episode on Peacock.
Stream Everybody Hates Chris.
16. Good Times (1974–1979)
This groundbreaking 1970s comedy created by TV legend Norman Lear follows Florida and James Evans as they struggle to raise their kids in a Chicago housing project. Starring Esther Rolle, John Amos, and Jimmy Walker, the iconic hit series turns 50 this year. Celebrate by enjoying every single episode now on Peacock.
Stream Good Times.
Celebrate the Black creators who enrich entertainment. Discover these and more wonderful movies and shows in Peacock’s Amplifying Black Voices Collection.
Note: Content availability is subject to change. Titles are not ranked.