Best new Black TV Shows in 2018 (Netflix & TV List)


The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Black TV Series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Lena Waithe our new Black genre creators?




African-American tv shows are on the rise. Beautiful rich drama's in which black characters play strong and empowering roles are long over due. It finally appears to be kicking off, and we have listed the best black shows out there.

New Black TV Series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

  • Grown-ish

    CREATOR: Kenya Barris & Larry Wilmore
    CAST: Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole & Trevor Jackson


    A spinoff of ABC's comedy "Black-ish," about Zoey Johnson. This time she has to struggle with sex, drugs & relationships while in college. Read more

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  • Black Lightning

    CREATOR: Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil
    CAST: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain & Nafessa Williams


    Another superhero show with a black hero as the main protagonist, good stuff. Black Lighting is about a retired superhero who becomes a vigilante for justice. It is produced by CW and is based on the... Read more

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  • The Chi

    CREATOR: Lena Waithe
    CAST: Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore & Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine


    This black drama on Showtime sheds its light on a South Chicago Community that undergoes a lot after a series of events brings the lives of its resident Brandon, Emmet, Ronnie and Kevin together in... Read more

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Best Black TV Series of 2017

Top rated 2017 Black TV Series

  • Snowfall

    CREATOR: Eric Amadio
    CAST: Sergio Peris-Mencheta Amin Joseph Isaiah John


    A CIA agent, at the time of te cocaine epidemic in the 80's, is trying to fund the Contras, and a whole lot more. It's a TV movie made into a show. A CIA agent, at the time of te cocaine... Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2017

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Best Black TV Series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Black TV Series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).