TV’s Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood – BBC2

In TV's Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood, Reggie is in the USA to find out about a new wave of black writers and performers changing the face of TV

In TV’s Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood, we learn about a revolution in the world of television. Shows with mainly African-American casts and writers – Black, Insecure, Master of None – are rocking ratings from network to network.

In this one-off documentary, Reggie Yates talks to some of the most exciting talent in Hollywood, from True Detective’s Mahershala Ali (also Oscar winner for Green Book), to Lena Waithe, co-writer of the Netflix comedy drama Master of None.

Reggie Yates with Lena Waithe

Reggie with hot talent Lena Waithe

Reggie doesn’t beat about the bush here, looking at the issues raised and addressed in these shows, and how they have been received and viewed in Trump’s America.

TV Times rating: ****