Netflix is starting to give us a clearer picture of what’s coming for us during the rest of the year, and we have to admit we’re liking what we’re seeing.
We’ve been particularly excited for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, whose description reads: “Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives,” and we’re even more excited to watch it after this trailer.
Just as we’re looking forward to one more chance to honor Chadwick Boseman.
You can check out the trailer below:
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will be available on Netflix December 18th.