‘Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us’ Leaving Netflix in August 2022

First airing on the BBC, the limited docu-series on race in Hollywood is set to leave Netflix in August 2022.

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Theyve Gotta Have Us Leaving Netflix in August 2022

John Boyega in They’ve Gotta Have Us – Picture: ARRAY

We’re slowly getting news of the removals from Netflix in multiple regions throughout the month of August 2022 and one of them is the limited docu-series They’ve Gotta Have Us (also known as Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us) will be making its departure. 

The three-episode miniseries which aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom in 2018 before heading to Netflix in February 2020 takes a deep dive into the “Hollywood Black renaissance” and how black cinema has become mainstream and where it’s headed next.

Directed by Simon Frederick, the docu-series includes some of the biggest names sitting down to talk about their experience on getting into Hollywood and where the movement is headed.

Among the names featured in the documentary includes:

  • David Harewood
  • Barry Jenkins
  • David Oyelowo
  • Nelson George
  • John Boyega
  • Debbie Allen
  • Carmen Ejogo
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Robert Townsend
  • Ruth E. Carter
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jessie Williams

and many more.

The docu-series received lots of positive reviews and as of the time of publishing, it carries a 7.8 rating on IMDb. Salon’s review of the docuseries ultimately liked the series calling it “stylish” but ultimately added that it was “missing so much” and it was “problematic in its scattershot approach”.

Now, all three episodes are set to leave multiple regions of Netflix on August 5th with your last day to watch being August 4th.

The series will be leaving in the following regions:

  • Netflix in the United States
  • Netflix in the United Kingdom
  • Netflix in South Africa
  • Netflix in Canada
  • Netflix in Australia
theyve gotta have us poster

Poster for They’ve Gotta Have Us

Netflix in most primary English-speaking countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom continues to be home to a wide collection of movie releases from ARRAY. Netflix has had a deal now for several years whereby new movies receive limited theatrical runs and head to Netflix exclusively.

Movies from the company tend to be available on Netflix for three years. Our personal favorites from that collection include Definition Please, Donkeyhead, and Justine.

For more on what’s leaving Netflix throughout August 2022, keep it locked right here on What’s on Netflix.

‘Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us’ Leaving Netflix in August 2022

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Founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started What's on Netflix in high school.