Netflix Has An Original Sci-Fi Story With Black Teens As Its Leads

See You Yesterday is the latest release from Netflix starring young people of color following the release of the second season of On My Block and the thriller film, Thriller. There has always been that enigma of if Black People could time travel to the past would there be any safe place for them, especially in America. Even while traveling to a not so distant past in New York City, the answer is no.

High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes See You Yesterday, a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.

The Spike Lee produced, Stefon Bristol film starring Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, and Astro will be released  May 17th on Netflix. Then on May 31st, we will have the highly anticipated Central Park 5 mini-series, When They See Us, directed by Ava DuVernay.