Black superheroes are hot these days. Marvel’s Black Panther will debut February 16 in theaters. DC’s Black Lightning launched last month on The CW. A two-week cinema retrospective, “Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film,” starts today at Brooklyn’s BAM. And Jongo is now available on four-month-old streaming service Demand Africa.
Called the “world’s first mainstream African-based superhero TV show,” the English-language Jongo “tells the story of Eli King, a kind-hearted hip-hop dancer who acquires an array of supernatural abilities after finding an alien crystal at the site of his father’s murder.” He then sets out to save the world:
Jongo’s first season consists of 16 half-hours. The first can be streamed free on Demand Africa, with subsequent episodes available only to the service’s subscribers. You can become one for $6.99 monthly or $69.99 annually, following a seven-day free trial, by visiting DemandAfrica.com.
Demand Africa is available via the web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV or Amazon Fire TV.
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