Iconic ‘Martin’ Series is Coming to Netflix


February 28, 2024

“I say Jerome’s in da house,” along with Martin, Gina, Pam, and the whole crew!

Get ready to step back in time and relive the laughter that defined a generation as the classic 90s sitcom Martin lands on Netflix on March 31st. Strong Black Lead announced that Netflix is set to stream the hilarious antics of Martin Payne and his vibrant group of friends. For those who grew up with Martin’s outrageous characters, unforgettable catchphrases, and side-splitting humor, the arrival on Netflix is a trip down memory lane. It’s also an opportunity for a new generation to experience the timeless comedy.

Starring the incomparable Martin Lawrence, Martin originally graced television screens from 1992 to 1997, leaving its undeniable mark on Black sitcoms and the culture. Martin follows the misadventures of Martin Payne (played by Lawrence), a wisecracking radio host, and his eclectic group of friends. The sitcom not only showcased Martin Lawrence’s comedic genius, but also provided a snapshot of 90s culture, fashion, and the vibrant spirit of Black television. The show’s ensemble cast, including Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, Thomas Mikal Ford, and Carl Anthony Payne II, added their own magic to the mix, creating a memorable group of characters that resonated with audiences. Netflix’s decision to add “Martin” to its streaming lineup highlights the lasting popularity of the show.


For many, “Martin” is more than just a TV show; it represents an era of television that celebrated Black excellence, humor, and Black camaraderie. As we anticipate the March 31st release date, fans old and new are gearing up to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of Martin Payne, Gina Waters, and the unforgettable characters that make this sitcom a classic.

According to What’s on Netflix, other favorites coming to Netflix include The Jamie Foxx Show, Love and Basketball, and the Think Like a Man franchise. Netflix’s highly-anticipated Shirley Chisholm biopic, Shirley, also makes its debut in the middle of the month. For the full list of content streaming in March, click here.

Cover photo: Iconic ‘Martin’ Series Is Coming To Netflix / Credit: Warner Bros. Everett Collection


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