Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps are pairing as much as convey a multicamera sitcom to Netflix.
The streaming service introduced Tuesday that it has ordered a sequence titled The Upshaws, starring Sykes and Epps. The comedy facilities on a working-class black household in Indiana fighting the right way to make issues work and not using a blueprint on the right way to do it.
Sykes and Epps are excutive-producing the sequence with Insecure author Regina Y. Hicks. Hicks and Sykes will function co-showrunners on the sequence.
Each Sykes and Epps have latest historical past with Netflix, each releasing comedy specials on the platform this yr. Sykes’ particular Wanda Sykes: Not Regular is at present nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy awards, together with Excellent Selection Particular (Pre-Recorded).
Sykes additionally has latest expertise writing on a sitcom a few blue-collar household, having been on the writing employees for the Roseanne reboot earlier than quitting in response to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet concerning the Obama-era White Home official Valerie Jarrett.
The Upshaws manufacturing staff additionally consists of Dan Spilo, Web page Hurwitz, and Niles Kirschner as government producers.
There isn’t any phrase but on when The Upshaws will likely be launched, or what number of episodes it can have, however within the meantime Epps will likely be seen on Netflix in Dolemite Is My Identify, out this fall.