34 Must-See New Projects Premiering in February

34 Must-See New Projects hitting your screens.

February is here with 34 Must-See New Projects hitting your screens. From gripping documentaries to heart-pounding dramas and binge-worthy series, it’s a lineup that’ll give you something new to watch daily. Join me as we dive into the stories of legendary figures, explore the vibrant world of hip-hop, and embark on thrilling adventures. Whether you’re a history buff or a sci-fi fanatic, there’s something for every taste.

Genius: MLK/X | Feb 1

The fourth season will explore the formative years, pioneering accomplishments, duelling philosophies and key personal relationships of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. While King advanced racial equality through nonviolent protest, Malcolm X argued forcefully for Black empowerment, identity and self-determination. With their formidable wives, Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, by their sides, King and Malcolm X became synonymous with the civil rights era and the fight for racial and economic justice. While they met only once and often challenged each other’s views, neither would have been as successful without the other.

Where to Watch:Nat Geo/Hulu



Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story | Feb 1

This unique series will take you back to the 1980s, when Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell cultivated a one-of-a-kind sound that took not only Queens, but the world, by storm.

Where to Watch: Peacock



Argylle | Feb 2

Anything with Samuel L. Jackson in it, we’re tuned it. But also a film about a writer whose books play out exactly like the missions of a covert group, we’re hooked.
Where to Watch:In theaters



Mr and Mrs. Smith | Feb 2

We don’t know if we are excited or expecting it to fail but we do know that we are curious to watch it.
Where to Watch:Prime Video



Suncoast | Feb 2

Inspired by Chinn’s life experience from the early 2000s, follows a teenager (Nico Parker) living with her strong-willed mother (Laura Linney), who must take her brother to live at a specialized facility. There, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Woody Harrelson) amidst protests surrounding one of the most landmark medical cases of all time.

Where to Watch:Hulu



Kokomo City | Feb 2

In the wildly entertaining & refreshingly unfiltered documentary Kokomo City, filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers from Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver – who unapologetically and honestly break down the walls of their profession. Holding nothing back, the film vibrates with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom.

Where to Watch: Paramount+



Bosco | Feb 2

In 2006, Quawntay “Bosco” Adams plans an ingenious escape from a federal maximum-security prison for the chance to be at his first child’s birth.

Where to Watch: Peacock



Love & WWE: Biana & Montez (Season 1) | Feb 2

Love & WWE: Bianca & Montez is a fun, exciting peek into the personal lives of WWE’s hottest couple. Bianca Belair and Montez Ford’s road to WrestleMania is a wild ride, as Montez continues his ascent and Bianca fights to hold on to her title. With the support of their tight knit group of friends, family and fellow superstars, the dynamic duo somehow always manages to pull off the impossible.

Where to Watch: Hulu



A Mother’s Intuition | Feb 3

Inspired by a ripped from the headlines theme, this thriller features a brilliant sculptor as she searches for her newborn baby with the help of a handsome investigator, and unravels a twisted but deadly truth.

Where to Watch: Lifetime



Marmalade | Feb 6

Recently incarcerated Baron (Joe Keery) strikes up a friendship with cellmate Otis (Aldis Hodge), a man with a well-versed history of prison breaks. As the pair hatch an escape plan together, Baron recalls the story of how he met Marmalade (Camila Morrone), the love of his life, and their “Bonnie and Clyde” style scheme to rob a bank in order to care for his sick mother and give the couple the life they’ve always dreamed of.

Where to Watch:In theaters



Drift | Feb 9

A young Liberian refugee named Jacqueline who has barely escaped her war-torn country to a Greek island. She offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories that haunt her at bay. She meets an unmoored tour guide and the two become close as they each find hope in the other.

Where to Watch: In theaters



My Valentine’ Crush | Feb 9

The rom-com follows the story of a woman named Krystal (Smith) who unexpectedly makes a connection with the cable guy (Cure) on Valentine’s Day. That connection forces her to reevaluate her relationship with her boyfriend (Logan).

Where to Watch: BET Plus



Abducted off the Street: The Carlesha Gaither Story | Feb 10 at 8/7c

Based on a true story, Abducted off the Street: The Carlesha Gaither Story chronicles the abduction of a Philadelphia nurse’s aide at the hands of a homicidal predator, and reveals how she fought to survive and created a trail that would ultimately lead to her rescue. Carlesha (Riele Downs, Bel Aire) was walking home from a family gathering when she is forced into a car at knifepoint. Determined to survive and outsmart her captor, Carlesha leaves clues behind at every opportunity. Meanwhile, Carlesha’s mother, Keisha (Kenya Moore, Real Housewives of Atlanta) stops at nothing to find her, making an impassioned plea to the media and working alongside a committed detective to rescue her before it’s too late.

Where to Watch: Lifetime



The Space Race | Feb 12

The Space Race weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden among many others. Addressing the racial injustice within NASA across several decades, the film will follow these pioneers who fought to overcome not just the obstacles of their astronaut training but also the challenges that stemmed from the racial prejudice and discrimination present at the time. The Space Race will highlight how their perseverance challenged the definition of ‘the right stuff,’ even when their stories were omitted from the history books.

Where to Watch: Nat Geo/Hulu/Disney+



Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive | Feb 13

The story of a Disco legend who, for five decades, has inspired millions with her words I WILL SURVIVE, but only understood the lyrics when she hit rock bottom herself.

Where to Watch: In theaters



Bob Marley: One Love | Feb 14

Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley overcomes adversity to become the most famous reggae musician in the world.

Where to Watch: In theaters



Players | Feb 14

New York sportswriter Mack (Gina Rodriguez) has spent years devising successful hook-up “plays” with best friend Adam (Damon Wayans Jr.) and their crew. While it has led to countless one-night stands over the years, following their playbook comes with a strict set of ground rules — chief among them: you can’t build a relationship from a play. When Mack unexpectedly falls for her latest target, charming war correspondent Nick (Tom Ellis), she begins to rethink the game entirely. As the lines between work, fun, friendship, and romance begin to blur, Mack must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps.

Where to Watch: Netflix



Madame Web | Feb 14

“Meanwhile, in another universe…” In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures… if they can all survive a deadly present.

Where to Watch: In theaters



A Soweto Love Story | Feb 14

Follow the romance blossoming in the lives of common people in the heart of the famous Johannesburg borough.

Where to Watch: Netflix



Churchy | Feb 15

After being bypassed for leadership of his father’s mega-church, Corey Carr Jr. moves to rural Texas to prove he can build his own ministry from the ground up.

Where to Watch: BET Plus



The Vince Staples Show (S1) | Feb 15

Who is Vince Staples, you ask? Well, that’s a bit of a conundrum. He’s somewhat famous, yet not quite. He’s somewhat well-off, but not exactly rolling in riches. He also has a bit of a criminal reputation, though it’s not as straightforward as it seems. Join him on his day-to-day escapades, where Murphy’s Law seems to be his constant companion.

Where to Watch: Netflix



This is Me…Now: The Film | Feb 16

This is Me…Now is like nothing you’ve ever seen from JL. A narrative driven, intimate, reflective, sexy, funny, fantastical and highly entertaining musical and visual reimagining of her publicly scrutinized love life. Along with Director Dave Meyers, Lopez creates a genre-redefining immersive cinematic experience: an extravagant visual and sonic feast with impressive choreography, star studded cameos, costumes, sets and blockbuster-worthy visuals. Although an astonishing vivid spectacle, the film is ultimately a heartfelt ode to JL’s journey of self-healing and everlasting belief in fairytale endings. Audiences will be captivated and leave hopeful that true love can be more than a dream.

Where to Watch: Netflix



James Brown: Say it Loud | Feb 19

Take a look on Brown’s legacy with some interviews with friends, family, collaborators and proteges. Also showing his beloved music catalog and includes archival footage that has never-been-seen-before.

Where to Watch: A&E



Kemba | Feb 22

The film follows criminal justice reform advocate Kemba Smith, a woman charged as a co-conspirator to her college boyfriend’s drug-trafficking crimes and sentenced to 24.5 years in federal prison with no opportunity for parole.

Where to Watch: BET Plus



Mea Culpa | Feb 23

A criminal defense attorney takes on the case of a seductive artist accused of murdering his girlfriend, but when burning desire takes hold, things get hot — and dangerous.

Where to Watch: Netflix



Drive-Away Dolls | Feb 23

Penned by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, this comedic escapade centers on Jamie, a vivacious free spirit lamenting her latest romantic split, and her reserved companion Marian, who is in dire need of some spontaneity. The pair set out on an unplanned road trip to Tallahassee seeking new beginnings. However, their journey takes a chaotic turn as they encounter a band of bumbling crooks. The film is directed by Ethan Coen.

Where to Watch: In theaters



Parallel | Feb 23

The story follows Vanessa (Deadwyler) as she seeks refuge with her husband (Aldis Hodge) and his brother (Edwin Hodge) at their family’s lake house after the loss of her child. However, Vanessa soon experiences an unsettling aberration when she is attacked by a version of herself from a parallel universe, forcing her to confront the existence of multiverses and decide whether they hold the key to releasing her grief or trapping her forever.

Where to Watch: In theaters



The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live | Feb 25

Lincoln and Gurira lead a new television series that extends the narrative of their iconic characters, Rick and Michonne. In a world transformed by catastrophe, they are separated by vast distances, insurmountable challenges, and the haunting shadows of their former selves. As they navigate an unfamiliar territory dominated by a conflict with the undead, and a subsequent struggle against the living, they must confront the essence of their bond. Are they adversaries or partners? Are they merely surviving, or truly alive? This tale explores if their separation renders them as lifeless as the zombies they flee from, or if their connection will resurrect the identities they’ve lost. This series weaves an intricate tapestry of love and survival in the face of overwhelming odds.

Where to Watch: AMC+



Why Men Are Clueless | Feb 27

In a comedic twist, a regular guy, clueless about his girlfriend’s needs for three years, now has one week to decode all women to save not just his relationship but himself too.

Where to Watch: VOD



As We Speak: Rap Music on Trial | Feb 27

An exploration of the weaponization of rap lyrics in the US criminal justice system. The documentary follows rap artist Kemba as he journeys through meccas of hip-hop, building the case for rap lyrics and black artist protection via intimate conversations with rappers, academics, politicians, legal experts, and music industry executives.

Where to Watch: Paramount+



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Iwájú | Feb 28

A comic-style animated sci-fi series set in Lagos that explores themes of class, innocence and challenging the status quo.

Where to Watch: Disney+



Perimeter (S1) | Feb 29

The series revolves around the Dawn family: Paige (Monet), a Spelman College sophomore whose life derails after falling for a “bad boy”; her father, Councilman Robert Dawn (Christie), whose mayoral aspirations come with significant personal and moral sacrifices; and his wife, Connie (Ali), striving to hold the family together. Set against the backdrop of Atlanta’s two major cultural events at the time – Freaknik and the 1996 Summer Olympics – their personal drama unfolds.

Where to Watch: BET+



Elsbeth | Feb 29

Elsbeth revolves around astute but unconventional attorney Elsbeth Tascioni (Preston) who, after her successful career in Chicago, utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD.

Where to Watch: CBS



Tales of Babylon | Feb 29

Two siblings, looking to escape their abusive mobster grandfather, join forces with a pair of hitmen with a knack for the theatrical in their search for a new life in this tale of crime, violence, and redemption.

Where to Watch: In theaters

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