Netflix honoring Chadwick Boseman with documentary special

Netflix will honor the late Chadwick Boseman with the surprise release of Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist

According to Indiewire, it will give an “intimate look” at the actor with interviews from some of Hollywood’s finest Black creators, including Viola Davis, Spike Lee and Phylicia Rashaad. 

Boseman died in August after a battle with colon cancer. He did not disclose his diagnosis to the public. 

He worked on the films Black Panther21 Bridges, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom while undergoing treatment. 

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The actor received numerous posthumous awards, including the NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture” and “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.” 

He also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Male Actor in a Leading Role.”

The special premieres on Netflix on April 17 and it will only be available for 30 days. 

More BNC coverage of Chadwick Boseman: 

IN MEMORIAM: Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman buried near South Carolina hometown

Lupita Nyong’o says Chadwick Boseman’s ‘power lives on’

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