June has arrived, and we’re thrilled to present an exciting lineup of television series and movies starring talented Black actors. Get ready for an incredible month of entertainment that will keep you hooked. We’ve curated a dynamic list of releases that you won’t want to miss, but we also want to hear from you! If we’ve overlooked any must-watch shows or films, be sure to share them in the comments. Don’t forget to sign up for The Reel Effect newsletter to stay updated on all the thrilling releases this month!
Justified: City Primeval – June 1 -FX
Get ready for a pulse-pounding cinematic experience that fans of the hit TV show “Justified” won’t want to miss! Brace yourself as Aunjanue Ellis and Timothy Olyphant, known for their incredible performances in the acclaimed series, join forces once again in the electrifying thriller, “Justified City Primeval.” Set to hit theaters on June 1st, 2023, this gripping film takes the beloved characters to new heights of intensity and suspense. Follow the hardened detective and enigmatic prosecutor as they navigate a treacherous world of crime and corruption, where every step could be their last. As secrets unravel and danger lurks at every turn, their lives hang in the balance, delivering a heart-stopping journey into darkness that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Don’t miss this thrilling continuation of the “Justified” legacy, brought to life on the big screen with gripping performances and nail-biting tension.
Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse – June 2 – Movie Theaters
Prepare for an electrifying web-slinging spectacle, as Spider-Man swings back onto the big screen in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” Set to release on June 2, 2023, this highly anticipated sequel brings together an all-star cast of fan favorites. Prepare to be thrilled by the exceptional talent of Daniel Kaluuya, known for his mesmerizing performances in “Nope.” Alongside the incredible Brian Tyree Henry and the charming Shameik Moore. Get ready for a mind-bending journey through the multiverse, where iconic characters collide and a new web-slinging adventure awaits!
Black Mirror Season 6 – June 6 – Netflix
Prepare to be mesmerized by the dark and thought-provoking world of “Black Mirror” as it returns with its highly anticipated 6th season on June 2nd. Brace yourself for mind-bending narratives and chilling technological twists that will challenge your perception of society. This season, the incredible Aaron Paul, renowned for his unforgettable role in “Breaking Bad,” and the talented Annie Murphy, acclaimed for her performance in “Schitt’s Creek,” join the ensemble cast. Delivering captivating performances that delve into the depths of the human psyche and the perils of technology. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into a dystopian realm that will leave you questioning the very fabric of our existence.
The Blackening – June 16 – Movie Theaters
A gripping suspense thriller film, “The Blackening”, will be arriving in theaters on June 16th. This captivating film showcases the extraordinary talents of Yvonne Orji, acclaimed for her role in “Insecure,” and Sinqua Walls, renowned for his commanding presence in “Power.” The film depicts seven friends as they embark on a weekend getaway, unaware of the chilling nightmare that awaits them—a secluded cabin, a relentless killer driven by a personal vendetta. Trapped in a deadly game, they must rely on their wits and horror movie knowledge to outsmart the murderer and survive. If you love suspense, you’ll enjoy this rollercoaster!
“And Just Like That” Season 2 – June 23 – HBO Max/ Prime Video
“And Just Like That” is back with a Season 2 that premieres on June 22nd. Join the iconic Sarah Jessica Parker as she reprises her role in this highly anticipated continuation of the beloved series. Set in New York City, this season follows the lives of Carrie Bradshaw and her friends as they navigate the complexities of love, friendship, and the ever-evolving landscape of modern relationships. Brace yourself for heartfelt moments, unexpected twists, and the timeless charm that made the original series a cultural phenomenon. Prepare to be captivated by the fascinating characters, their personal journeys, and the vibrant backdrop of the city that never sleeps. With fashion, wit, and relatable storytelling, “And Just Like That” Season 2 promises to be a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike. Don’t miss this eagerly awaited chapter in the lives of these beloved characters.
“Cinnamon” – June 23 – Tubi
Prepare to savor the heartwarming tale of “Cinnamon”, a delightful film set to release on June 23rd, featuring Hailey Kilgore, Damon Wayans, Pam Grier, and so much more talent! Immerse yourself in the enchanting story as it unfolds, whisking you away on a journey of love, family, and rediscovery. Follow the endearing protagonist as they embark on a culinary adventure, using the power of food to heal wounds and ignite passions. With each delectable recipe, relationships are rekindled, and dreams are reignited, leaving you with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Get ready for a cinematic treat that will leave you craving more.
“Sheroes” – June 23 – Movie Theaters
The new movie “Sheroes”, hitting theaters on June 23rd, features Ski Jackson who is most known for her role in the Disney Channel show “Jessie”. This captivating film follows a group of courageous young women who overcome obstacles and find their inner strength to become true heroes. With themes of resilience, friendship, and self-discovery, “Sheroes” delivers a heartwarming and exhilarating cinematic experience that will leave audiences uplifted and ready to conquer the world!
Swagger Season 2 – June 23 – Apple TV+
Get ready to be captivated by the electrifying second season of “Swagger,” returning to Apple TV+ on June 23rd. Join O’Shea Jackson Jr. in this compelling TV series that immerses viewers in the competitive world of youth basketball. Follow the journey of Ace Carson (Isaiah Hill), a talented player striving to achieve his dream of going pro. Guided by his coach, Ike (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Ace must navigate both on-court challenges and the complexities of off-court influences. Inspired by the experiences of Kevin Durant, “Swagger” delves into the triumphs and trials of pursuing success while shedding light on the realities of growing up in America. Get ready for a gripping exploration of dreams, ambition, corruption, and the indomitable spirit of young athletes.
I’m a Virgo – June 23 – Prime Video
Enjoy the mind-bending world of “I’m a Virgo,” the highly anticipated show directed by Boots Riley, hitting screens on June 23rd. Join Jharrel Jerome, known for his remarkable performance in “Moonlight,” as he takes on a mesmerizing role in this unique series. Set in a surreal landscape, the show follows a meticulous young man with extraordinary abilities who becomes embroiled in a cosmic conspiracy. With Riley’s visionary direction and Jerome’s exceptional talent, “I’m a Virgo” offers a thought-provoking exploration of identity, destiny, and the profound mysteries of the universe.
Hijack – June 28 – Apple TV+
Hold on tight for the high-octane thriller “Hijack,” only on Apple TV+ on June 28th. Brace yourself for a gripping ride as Idris Alba takes the lead in this heart-stopping film. Set aboard a hijacked airplane, tensions soar as a group of passengers fights for their lives against ruthless terrorists. With every twist and turn, the stakes escalate, leaving you on the edge of your seat. Prepare for a white-knuckle cinematic experience that will leave you breathless from start to finish
Grown-ish Season 6 – June 28 – Hulu
Join Yara Shahidi on an epic new chapter of “Grownish,” which is set to return to screens on June 29th! While some beloved characters may be absent, this season promises to be a fresh and exhilarating journey. Follow Shahidi’s character as she navigates the ups and downs of college life, tackling complex relationships, self-discovery, and the pursuit of dreams. With relatable storytelling and an incredible cast, “Grownish” continues to captivate audiences with its honest portrayal of young adulthood. Don’t miss this highly anticipated season filled with laughter, growth, and unforgettable moments.
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