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Bingeworthy TV Series with Black Leads to Stream on Netflix in December

From "Greenleaf" to "L.A.'s Finest," "Nightflyers," and "Top Boy," there's something here to suit almost every palate.

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Platforms are flooding the market with episodic content, vying for a slice of a vast global television landscape. It’s a landscape that’s been forced to evolve in order to survive a chain of likely irreversible transformations. And audiences are understandably overwhelmed. The search for what to watch that suits any given mood has become an increasingly taxing process that can frustrate even the least flustered.

IndieWire is here to help carry some of the burden with monthly recommendations of films and television series to watch. For this feature, stories that foreground Black lives in a serial format are in focus. It’s a selection of eight shows, all from the last decade, crossing three continents, dominated by the onscreen talents of Black women. From soap opera (“Greenleaf) to action (“L.A.’s Finest”), science-fiction (“Nightflyers”), animation (“Yasuke”), and crime (“Top Boy”), there’s something here to suit almost every palate on earth and in space.

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