#BlackInTheaters: Five Black Movies & TV Shows You Need To See In December

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The holiday season is in full swing and that means holiday movies and television series are on the way. Not to mention, there are a few newcomers to the scene as well. Quinta Brunson is coming with the beginning of Abbott Elementary and Russell Wilson is coming with his new movie, National Champions. To keep up with everything that's coming this holiday season, check out these five television series and films you can check out in December.

Abbott Elementary

Release Date: December 7

Starring: Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams

Description: "In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children," ABC wrote.

National Champions

Release Date: December 10

Starring: Stephan James, Uzo Aduba, Lil' Rel Howery

Description: "Three days before the college football national championship game, star quarterback LeMarcus James and teammate Emmett Sunday ignite a player’s strike declaring they won’t compete until all student-athletes are fairly compensated. With billions of dollars at risk and legacies on the line, the stakes could not be higher. Now, with only hours until kickoff, the head coach and various power brokers must race against the clock to protect or destroy the prevailing collegiate athletics system," STX Films writes.

Roaring Twenties

Release Date: December 10

Starring: Kamari Bonds, Raquel Daniels

Description: "In this new reality series filmed in Fall 2021, eight twenty-somethings set out to find success in life and live in Austin, Texas while learning to navigate the 'new normal' of 2020's America. Watch as the cast embarks on this crazy journey, experiencing all the highs and lows that come with figuring out what it means to be an adult," Netflix writes.

Release Date: December 15

Starring: Sharelle Rosado, Juawana Colbert

Description: "The agents at the all-female, Black-owned Allure Realty mix business with fun as they rule the waterfront of a hot Tampa luxury real estate market," the description reads.

Release Date: December 16

Starring: Juice WRLD

Description: "Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss is a 2021 documentary film, directed by Tommy Oliver. Focusing on the life and death of American rapper Juice Wrld, the documentary is the sixth and final part of the HBO Max documentary series Music Box," the description reads.

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