Netflix Unveils “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Trailer

The first look for Netflix’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is here. 

The streaming giant has unveiled the first official trailer of its Wilson’s feature adaptation, the first in a major deal with Netflix to turn nine of Wilson’s iconic plays into films. 

In Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom tensions and temperatures escalate throughout the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, penned by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and directed by George C. Wolfe, stars Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, and the late Chadwick Boseman. The film marks Boseman’s posthumous and last performance. 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set to debut on Netflix December 18.