Trailer Load: ‘Black and Blue,’ ‘Ambitions,’ ‘Let It Snow,’ and More
Whether you’re into scheming like Ambitions, political affairs like Black and Blue, or holiday fare like Let It Snow, these are the flicks and shows that will keep you company through October, November, and beyond.
Truth Be Told
Synopsis: When new evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation, she comes face to face with Warren Cave, the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media, and race.
Release date: Dec. 6, 2019
Where: Apple TV+
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, Lizzy Caplan, Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, and Ron Cephas Jones.
Synopsis: When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society.
Release date: Nov. 15, 2019
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, and Noah Centineo
Black and Blue
Synopsis: Black and Blue is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
Release date: Oct. 25, 2019
Starring: Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson
Synopsis: Actor, talk show host, producer, and comedy legend Arsenio Hall makes his Netflix comedy special debut with Smart & Classy. Over the course of his illustrious career entertaining audiences around the world, Arsenio reflects on stand-up in today’s political climate, Coming to America, winning Celebrity Apprentice, his favorite drug, and more!
Release date: Oct. 29, 2019
Starring: Arsenio Hall
Synopsis: The mid-season finale last August ended on an explosive cliffhanger when Senior Lancaster was murdered outside of his restaurant by a mysterious killer. In the series’ return, Rondell and Evan team up to demand justice for the murder of their father, however, a new threat emerges to keep both off the case. Stephanie has a checkmate moment when Amara discovers her in Titus’s hotel room. This fuels Amara’s desires to take down the unstoppable Stephanie once and for all. Bella faces every mother’s nightmare.
Release date: Nov. 12, 2019
Starring: Robin Givens, Tony Vaughn, Brely Evans, Brian White, Essence Atkins, Kendrick Cross, Erica Page, and newcomers Mara Hall and Rick Hearst
Synopsis: From a producer of Jackass and Bad Grandpa, this hidden camera comedy follows two best friends as they go on a cross-country road trip full of hilarious, inventive pranks, pulling its real-life audience into the mayhem.
Release date: April 24, 2020
Starring: Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and Michaela Conlin
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi
Synopsis: The Warrior Queen of Jhansi tells the true historical story of the Rani (translation: queen) of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless, freedom fighter – a real-life Wonder Woman who earned a reputation as the Joan of Arc of the East when in 1857 India, as a 24-year old general, she led her people into battle against the British Empire. Her insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.
Release date: Nov. 15, 2019 (North America); Nov. 29, 2019 (India)
Starring: Devika Bhise, Rupert Everett, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Lamb with Jodhi May, and Derek Jacobi
Laff Mob’s Laff Tracks
Synopsis: In each episode, a special headliner is joined by a rotating cast of comedians who perform hilarious stand-up routines and each joke is heightened through over-the-top visual recreations.
Release date: Nov. 8, 2019
Where: tru TV
Starring: Cipha Sounds, Chris Redd, Michelle Buteau, Gina Yashere, Ali Siddiq, Yamaneika Saunders, Orlando Leyba, Rachel Feinstein, Janelle James, Ronnie Jordan, Clayton English, James Davis, and Chaunte Wayans
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Synopsis: In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can't seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Release date: April 3, 2020
Starring: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as "Peter Rabbit"
Synopsis: In the far future, a virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see, must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed.
Release date: Nov. 1, 2019
Where: Apple TV+
Starring: Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Sylvia Hoeks, Nesta Cooper, Archie Madekwe, Christian Camargo, Hera Hilmar and Marilee Talkington
Synopsis: Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force -stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn't know what's real and what's not, but he's on a mission to find out.
Release date: Feb. 21, 2020
Starring: Vin Diesel, Eliza Gonzalez, Sam Haughan, Toby Kebbell, and Guy Pearce
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Synopsis: The saga will end, the story lives forever.
Release date: Dec. 20, 2019
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams
Synopsis: When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same. Based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.
Release date: Nov. 8, 2019
Starring: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush, Jacob Batalon, Miles Robbins, Mitchell Hope, Liv Hewson, Anna Akana, and Joan Cusack
Synopsis: When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy's congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden, a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother and a high-school friend force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs. After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin. In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community.
Release date: Feb. 28, 2020
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, Tess Harper, Crystal Fox, and Usher Raymond
When Lambs Become Lions
Synopsis: In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. The plummeting elephant population in Africa has captured the attention of the world, and as the government cracks down, both poachers and rangers face their own existential crises—what is the value of elephant life relative to human life? And can we understand these hunters who will risk death, arrest, and the moral outrage of the world to provide for their families?
Note: While When Lambs Become Lions is committed to shedding light on the human and wildlife tragedies that play out in this world, it does NOT depict animals of any kind being harmed.
Release date: Nov. 22, 2019 (LA); Dec. 6, 2019 (NY)
Director: Jon Kasbe
The Haves and the Have Nots
Synopsis: Season seven of The Haves and the Have Nots brings in even more havoc than ever before with revenge, heartbreak, betrayal, death, and destruction touching the lives of every character.
Release date: Jan. 7, 2020
Starring: John Schneider, Tika Sumpter, Angela Robinson, Renee Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Tyler Lesley, Gavin Houston, and Aaron O’Connell
Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family- led by a well-intentioned but domineering father-as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
Release date: Nov. 15, 2019
Starring: Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie with Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Sterling K. Brown