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#blackAF is returning to Netflix for Season 2. Pic credit: Netflix

#blackAF, Netflix’s new family sitcom series that everyone is talking about, is returning for Season 2.

The #blackAF Season 1 premiered on the streaming platform in April 2020, and after binge-watching all eight episodes of the first season, fans are looking out for updates on Season 2.

Fans want to know whether #blackAF has been renewed for another season and when it will return for another season of hilarious family drama. Fans have also been wondering what to expect of the upcoming season.

If you’ve also been inquiring about the future of series on Netflix and when the show will likely return for another season, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here is everything you need to know about #blackAF Season 2, including release date, cast updates, and plot.

Is there going to be a Season 2 of #blackAF?

Yes, #blackAF is returning for Season 2.

The Netflix platform confirmed the renewal of the series for Season 2 on June 23, 2020.

The renewal came as a relief to fans who had been anxious about the future of the show on Netflix. Fans became concerned about the future of #blackAF after Season 1 met with mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series scored an approval rating of 46 percent based on 24 critical reviews. However, the audience response was more positive. #blackAF earned an audience approval rating of 74 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

On Metacritic, #blackAF Season 1 earned a Metascore of 61. This score represents “generally favorable reviews based on 10 critical reviews,” according to the website.

The series also has a low User Score of 4.3 on Metacritic. This represents “mixed or average reviews based on 7 ratings,” according to Metacritic.

#blackAF received multiple Black Reel Award nominations, including Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Rashida Jones) and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series (Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones).

Release date latest: When is #blackAF Season 2 likely to come out?

Netflix has not yet confirmed a release date for #blackAF Season 2. But after Season 1 premiered in April 2020, the series is not expected to return for Season 2 until 2021.

After all eight episodes of Season 1 dropped on the Netflix streaming service on April 17, 2020, fans are hoping that Season 2 will arrive on the platform in April 2021.

However, there is no word yet from the producers when filming of Season 2 will start. The delay could be due to uncertainties relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

We will keep you updated about the latest #blackAF Season 2 release date news, so stay tuned.

#blackAF Season 2 cast updates

Netflix has not announced the cast for #blackAF Season 2, but the entire main cast for Season 1 is expected to return.

Kenya Barris will return as himself, while Rashida Jones will reprise her role as Joya.

Other main cast members expected to return in Season 2 include Iman Benson as Drea Barris (who narrates the series), Genneya Walton as Chloe Barris, Scarlet Spencer as Izzy Barris, Justin Claiborne as Pops Barris, and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Kam Barris.

Richard Gardenhire Jr. is also expected to return as Brooklyn Barris.

Fans can also look forward to new high profile guest stars in Season 2 after Season 1 paraded guest stars including Tyler Perry, Ava DuVernay, Will Packer, Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, and Tim Story.

What is #blackAF about?

#blackAF follows show creator Kenya Barris, playing a dramatized version of himself. The fictional Barris lives with his family in Los Angeles, which includes his wife Joya (Rashida Jones) and children.

The series is based on Barris’ personal life experiences and explores issues of parenting, relationships, race, and culture.

#blackAF is presented as a mockumentary narrated by Barris’ daughter Drea, played by Iman Benson.

According to an official synopsis by Netflix, #blackAF is:

“Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, Black Excellence looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the ‘family sitcom’ in a way we’ve never seen before.”

According to another synopsis of the series:

“[#blackAF] uncovers and explores the messy, unapologetic and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ Black family trying to get it right in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.”

The series is executive produced by Kenya Barris, alongside Rashida Jones and Hale Rothstein.

Rothstein and Barris previously worked together on ABC’s Black-ish and Grown-ish.

#blackAF Season 2 plot

Netflix and the showrunners have not shared any details about the plot of the upcoming season.

However, according to a Season 2 plot summary by Netflix:

“Kenya Barris and his family navigate relationships, race, and culture while grappling with their newfound success.”

Season 1 ended on a positive note after Kenya and Joya booked a family trip to Fiji to help resolve their marital issues and family conflicts. Kenya was upset when he realized that Joya chose Fiji only because of her book signing schedule.

However, Kenya decided to make an effort to make things better and apologized to Joya.

#blackAF Season 2 could pick up where Season 1 left off by continuing to focus on how the family manages and resolves conflicts among members.

#blackAF is available for streaming on Netflix with Season 2 release date TBA.

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Yes, DC Is Already Selling Merchandise With Michael Keaton’s Batman, Because Why Not?

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Still, with other heroes from elsewhere in the DC multiverse expected to show up alongside these Batmen, it’s looking like The Flash will be quite the cinematic event. Furthermore, this may not be Michael Keaton’s swan song as Batman, as it was reported that he could end up serving in a “mentor capacity” in other projects, such as Batgirl. However, that tidbit of news came out before Ben Affleck’s Batman return was announced, so if plans are made to feature more of Batfleck in the DCEU, it’s unclear if that will interfere with what was being hashed out for Keaton.

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Responsibility In Art Through Black Mask Studios’ ‘Beatiful Canvas’

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Beautiful Canvas (Ryan K Lindsay, Sami Kivela, Triona Farrel, Ryan Ferrier) released on 2017 through Black Mask Studios, as part of the extensive efforts of this editorial to combine comics that place intriguing stories and deep social commentary. The main character is Lon, a hitwoman whose girlfriend Asia is pregnant of their baby (accidental possible trans representation or just artificial insemination, who knows!), and the conflict posses Lon with the mission of killing a child (Alex), which she refuses to go along with. Through the analogy of her future daughter as a creation, and opposed to the vision of destruction that chases her from past killings, we’re presented with two main concepts through all the book: responsibility (usually through the characters as parents or as creators) and acceptance (through the vision these characters pose over their relative others, themselves and the world, and what that reflects back into the world).

But I want to put my vision in another character of the book, far more interesting for my purpose: Milla, the villain. She’s literally a billionaire killing people and experimenting on people for the shake of “chaos as art”, with an associated director guy who records the murders she orders. There’s some anti-capitalist subtones in the message this comic gives about its main antagonist, like the “I’m a billionaire, I own you” reasoning or going as far as recording torture and murder to make “movies”, as well as showing the greater social conflict that Milla causes and that some of its victims are trying to navigate. But, to further up why I’m talking about this comic in 2020, and why it is extremely relevant in today’s discussions around art and author, I’m gonna focus on the display of violence and the real violence related to it, and what it says about responsibility around art and artists.

Starting with the content of it, art (especially cinema and the likes of Lynch or Korine, but of course also comics) has given some thought without a clear answer around if representing pain, horror and trauma by a violent light does good, with various degrees of answers from the dangers of romantifying said pain to the potentiality of being an empowerment tool for people who need to communicate their own pain. Beautiful Canvas places itself in various degrees of that conversation; it is, indeed, a gritty and violent comic, but it’s far from showing any pain for the shake of, always coming for it in light of criticism and learning, growing from violence and the struggle to not to cause pain. There’s weight to every blood drop and every harsh scene the detailed art navigates, and a core message of parenting difficulties, as well as acceptance of others as a way to create loving relationships in the world. Lon is both creator and destructor, and her responsibility with the awful things she has done mirrors the lack of responsibility of the villain, who just wants to make a show. And that starts my second point around Beautiful Canvas: that we can pinpoint horrible unknowable pain to a creator that fully intends it that way, Milla.

From 2006’s Tarana Burke #MeToo pioneer activism, to 2017’s rise of its popularity till 2020’s recent comics industry sexual abuse allegations, we are going through a shift in how we consume art and in which environments that art is generated. Of course, this has always happened (going as back as Polanski or Hitchcock’s cases of sexual assault), but 2020 has seen a rise in the recognition of violence and the demanding of responsibility like never before. We also are learning that these environments remove around a cult of personality that so often gets mixed up with the “author”, like Milla in this case.

Specifically in comics, we’ve seen how one serial abuser of women created a forum with his name on it to further impact both his art and the lives and careers of over 60 women. We are seeing every year how movie sets are filled with violence directed against everyone from actors to stunt doubles or camera specialists by personality-revered authors. For too much time too many places have centered both great minds and a great silence. And, with the recognition of the violence that was too long hidden, there is every year recognition of the violence that stories sometimes promote or perpetrate, like whitewashing, rape fetichism, harmful transphobic stereotypes and other violent stories told by authors who promote that violence.

But back to Beautiful Canvas. I personally consider it a beautiful piece of art cause it helped me shine a light and think questions on violence in the context of art and creators. Plus, the too dramatized story of a billionaire killing people to give herself the pleasure of creating chaos and a filmmaker that loves to record tortures might not be so far from what we sometimes watch on and off the screen. And it’s that deep message of the violence art can perpetrate, both in material and symbolic ways, what drives me to it.

Further on, it’s that, like me, Beautiful Canvas doesn’t have a clear solution. To get spoiler-y, Lon finally gets revenge for her abuse by Milla, but with harmful consequences for a lot of other people Milla abused (like Alex), as Milla secured her “work” by releasing further chaos. That mirrors a social preoccupation with how harm is undone. And, for this specific discussion, with ignoring pieces of art created by wide teams unaware of the harm or even affected by it, or not learning from something by censoring it. These are all open questions, and everyone must do their own answer, but sometimes doing it with a comic helps, instead of burdening it.

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How Passion of the Christ ruined Jim Caviezel’s career

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While it’s true that Caviezel hasn’t landed a superhero role or starred in any Oscar-bait movies since 2004, his career is hardly over. In 2006, he starred alongside Denzel Washington in the action blockbuster Deja Vu, and in 2011 he scored the lead role on CBS’ Person of Interest. The series about a supercomputer that can identify people who will be involved in a violent crime before it happens was a hit for the network, and subsequently aired for five seasons.

Since Person of Interest ended, Caviezel has continued to find work in films like 2018’s The Ballad of Lefty Brown starring Bill Pullman and Peter Fonda, and in Infidel, one of the few movies to actually open in theaters in 2020. The actor’s career certainly hasn’t been flashy, but between his TV work and a glut of faith-based films, he still has a fanbase. His celebrity isn’t going to rival Chris Evans’ anytime soon, but for those in the know, Caviezel hasn’t disappeared into the annals of film history just yet.

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