Discovery dropped the trailer to their upcoming docuseries Profiled: The Black Man. The four-part docuseries that examines the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have permeated society and impacted the lives of Black men in America for centuries.
Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, “Profiled: The Black Man” aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men.
Each episode will feature commentary from notable community members such as Tina Knowles-Lawson, DeRay Mckesson, Tamika Mallory, Sway Calloway, Billy Porter.
The four episodes will air every Saturday starting with Saturday, February 12 on discovery+ and own OWN.
Episode 1 – “Black Men Are Dangerous” – Premieres Saturday, February 12
Episode 2 – “Black Men Are Absent Fathers”- Premieres Saturday, February 19
Episode 3 – “Black Men Devalue Black Women” – Premieres Saturday, February 26
Episode 4 – “Black Men Don’t Cry” – Premieres Saturday, March 5
Profiled: The Black Man is executive produced Knowles-Lawson, produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions with P. Frank Williams as showrunner, executive producers also include Trell Thomas and Kristen V. Carter. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network oversees production of the series.
Profiled: The Black Man is one of Discovery’s many new original programs that will be launched on their Black Voices hub on their streamer, Discovery+. The hub will live on the platform year-round and spotlight the African American community with curated series, documentaries, and specials that will take viewers on an educational, entertaining and exploratory journey through stories of empowerment and entrepreneurship, love and relationships, real estate and design, history and investigation, food and lifestyle, and more.
Along with “Profiled: The Black Man,” which launches on Feb. 12 on Discovery Plus, and “Uprooted,” which debuts on Feb. 18, additional titles that will be featured on the “Black Voices” hub are “The Great Soul Food Cook Off,” “Remix My Space With Marsai Martin,” “Love & Marriage Huntsville,” “Black Love,” “Dr. Mercy,” “Home Grown,” “Family or Fiance,” “Burger Truck Brawl,” “Where Do We Go From Here?,” “(In)visible Portraits,” “Super Soul,” “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall,” “The Legacy of Black Wall Street,” “OWN Spotlight: Oprah + 100 Black Fathers,” “Reno My Rental,” “Ghost Brothers: Lights Out,” “Home Grown” and “Doubling Down with the Derricos.”