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Netflix Renews ‘#blackAF’ for Second Season

Fern Siegel

The Netflix show “#blackAF” debuted in April with Kenya Barris (“Black-ish”) playing a thinly-veiled portrait of himself. Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”) plays his biracial wife.

It been renewed for a second season.

The cast includes their six children, played by Genneya Walton (“Extant”), Iman Benson (“Suits”), Scarlet Spencer (“Bright”), Justin Claiborne (“Reverie”), Ravi Cabot-Conyers (“Justine,” “The Resident”) and Richard Gardenhire Jr.

It is also one of 45 titles Netflix included in its “Black Lives Matter” collection of TV series, movies and documentaries.

Barris and Jones executive produce the show, along with Hale Rothstein (“black-ish,” “grown-ish”). Barris’ production company, Khalabo Ink Society, produces the comedy.

Netflix has not announced a premiere date or number of episodes in the new season.

Separately, YouTube hit “Cobra Kai” will now air season three on Netflix. The show is a sequel to “Karate Kid.” The streamer will carry the first two seasons of the show, but on a nonexclusive basis.

The streamer also its trying to nab global rights to Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which recounts a true event in U.S. history. The activist group Chicago 7 were accused of inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, when anti-Vietnam War protestors took the streets. The government subsequently charged them with conspiracy.

‘“#blackAF’ trailer