‘Black Twitter: A People’s History’ trailer chronicles the heart of the internet


Based on the three-part article series written by Wired‘s Jason Parham and directed by Prentice Penny (Insecure), Black Twitter: A People’s History chronicles the rise of one of the most influential, important spaces on the internet, through the major moments, key voices, and of course, the memes. And you can watch the new trailer above.

“Black Twitter is the beating heart of Twitter overall,” wrote Mashable’s Chance Townsend and Tim Marcin. “If you have a favorite meme, joke, or even way to use Twitter, it most likely started on Black Twitter. There is no Twitter — at least not the version we know — without Black Twitter.”

The three-part Hulu series features a colossal amount of interviews, featuring Roxane Gay, W. Kamau Bell, Ira Madison III, Jemele Hill, Kid Fury, Dr. André Brock, Rembert Browne, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Raquel Willis, Dr. Meredith Clark, Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins, TJ Adeshola, Shamika Klassen, Amanda Seales, Denver Sean, Wesley Lowery, April Reign, Sam Jay, Brad Jenkins, God-is Rivera, Ashley Weatherspoon, Van Lathan, Jamilah Lemieux, Baratunde Thurston, J Wortham, Judnick Mayard, and Parham.

Notably, the response to Hulu’s first trailer was mixed on Black Twitter itself.

How to watch: Black Twitter: A People’s History premieres May 9 on Hulu.