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Three much-loved black sitcoms are coming to Netflix in November. Image: Adobe Stock

Strong Black Lead: Three iconic sitcoms on Netflix SA this November

Netflix SA is streaming three much-loved shows – ‘Sister Sister’, ‘Girlfriends’ and ‘Moesha’.

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Three much-loved black sitcoms are coming to Netflix in November. Image: Adobe Stock

Netflix SA said on its social media accounts that Sister Sister started streaming on Friday 6 November, while Girlfriends is set to begin streaming on Friday 13 November, followed by Moesha on Friday 20 November.

The throwback series are a product of Netflix’s Strong Black Lead slate.

What is Strong Black Lead?

Strong Black Lead is a sub-brand of Netflix, created with the intention of boosting content that tells the story of the life and experiences of black people.

The brand is headed by a group of black executives at Netflix and places strong emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement with the biography of the brand’s social media accounts reading “Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Tony McDade. Ahmaud Arbery. Mike Brown. Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. Eric Garner. Amadou Diallo” and countless more.

Classic twins sitcom ‘Sister Sister’

First aired in 1994, Sister Sister stars twins, Tia Mowry-Hardict and Tamera Mowry-Housley, who meet in their teens after having been separated at birth.

Tamera has spoken widely on YouTube and Twitter about everything from how the twins got the roles to their best guest performers and almost everything in between. Tamera also has a YouTube channel, The Housley Life, which has more than 341,000 followers.

Tia has taken a more radical approach by opening up about her experiences as a person of colour and a child star in Hollywood. She has spoken out about issues such as unequal treatment and other first-hand experiences via her YouTube channel, Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix.

Netflix this week showed off a “glow-up” post of Sister Sister’s boy-next-door, Roger Evans.

Early 2000s throwback Girlfriends

Girlfriends followed the friendship and life experiences of four young women played by Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Persia White and Golden Brooks.

The show ran for eight years, with eight seasons, and 2020 marks its 20-year anniversary.

After watching the series again, 20 years later, many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Most of them had complaining about Joan in common.

Family-focused teen sitcom Moesha

The famous Mo to the E, To The theme song is almost ready to be heard again later in November:

This 1996 show about friendships and romance stars Brandy Norwood, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Countess Vaughn.

The hype around the three iconic sitcoms coming to Netflix even inspired a few 2020 Halloween costumes.