Beats — Official Trailer


added: Tue, May 14th '19

"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson plays a high school security guard who forges an unlikely alliance with an agoraphobic teenager when he discovers the kid is a beat-making music genius in this coming-of-age hip-hop Netflix drama, for which an official trailer has been released.

Directed by television, film, and music video director Chris Robinson (ATL, The New Edition Story), "Beats" also stars Khalil Everage (from the Karate Kid sequel series "Cobra Kai") as August, an emotionally fragile black teenager who, after being psychologically scarred by gun violence in Chicago's South Side, refuses to go to high school and instead devotes all his time to making hip-hop beats inside his bedroom.

When the school's security guard, a washed-up local music manager (played by Anderson) drops by to check up on him, August is soon encouraged to pursue his music interests and start a career in music producing. But pushing August further into the outside world may be too much for the young musical prodigy to handle.

Written by Miles Orion Feldsott (co-creator of the Syfy series "Deadly Class") and co-starring Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Emayatzy Corinealdi (Ballers, The Invitation), "Beats" is due to premiere June 19th on Netflix.

In this coming-of-age drama, a reclusive teenage musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard (Anthony Anderson). United by their mutual love of hip hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city's music scene.

BEATS is the ultimate ode to Chicago's South Side, and its long history of creating music that forms the city's beating heart.


directed by   Chris Robinson

starring   Anthony Anderson, Khalil Everage, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Paul Walter Hauser, Dave East, Dreezy

release date   June 19, 2019 (on Netflix)

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