‘Beats’: Netflix Movie Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Beats will be available to stream on the 19th of June – Copyright. 51 Minds Entertainment

Coming-of-age dramas always have a special place in the hearts and minds of many. While not all coming-of-age dramas are for everyone, it’s likely you haven’t found one just for you. Netflix’s latest Original film, Beats, will be hitting the right note for some audiences. Here’s everything we know so far on Beats, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast & trailer.

Beats is an upcoming Netflix Original coming-of-age drama directed by Chris Robinson. The film’s screenplay was written by Miles Orion Feldsott (Deadly Class). 51 Minds Entertainment is the production company behind the creation of Beats. The music from the Chicago scene has notably been one of the greatest influences surrounding the story.

What is the plot of Beats?

The plot for Beats is as follows:

“Confined to the demons of their past a musical prodigy has struggled throughout life with borderline agoraphobia meanwhile a music manager has hit rock bottom after his fall from grace. As the pair collide they must help each other overcome their demons and propel each other to success.”

Who is in the cast of Beats?

The following cast members have been confirmed for Beats:

Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Anthony Anderson The Departed | Kangaroo Jack | Transformers
Uzo Aduba Orange is the New Black | Steven Universe | American Pastoral
Paul Walter Hauser I,Tonya | BlacKkKlansman | Cobra Kai
Emayatzy Corinealdi Middle of Nowhere | Roots | The Invitation
Dave East The Breaks
Khalil Everage Cobra Kai | Karma | The Chi
Ariana Burks Chicago Med | Chicago Fire | Sirens
Megan Sousa Ten Days in the Valley | Zero | Laff Mobb’s Laugh Tracks


When and where did production take place?

All the filming for Beats took place in Chicago.

Principal photography began in June and ran throughout the summer. Filming ended in September, and post-production on the film began on the 6th of September 2018.

It’s surprising how long it’s taken for the film to be released, considering post-production began in September of last year. This unofficial delay in the release may have been down to the fact that the film has original music created by Chicago-based artists.

Are there any images or stills for Beats?

Very little promotional material has been released for Beats.

What is the run time?

The official run time for Beats is 109 minutes.

When is the release date for Beats?

Beats will be arriving on Netflix on June 19th.

Will Beats be available to stream in my region?

As the film has been listed as a “Global” Original, this means that Beats will be available in all regions with access to Netflix.

What time will I be able to stream Beats?

The following table below are the times that Beats will be available to stream in different regions across the world:

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM
British Summer Time 8:00 AM
Central European Time 9:00 AM
Eastern European Time 10:00 AM
India Standard Time 12:30 PM
Japan Standard Time 16:00 PM
Australian Eastern Time 18:00 PM
New Zealand Day Light Time 20:00 PM

Netflix releases all of its latest titles from Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time). This means that anyone living in regions on the other side of the world has to wait until the evening before titles are available to stream.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.