Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes are taking their partnerships with Netflix even further as it has been announced that the two comedy veterans will be teaming up for a new show. For the new series ‘The Upshaws’, Epps and Sykes will play an African-American family in Indiana. No official date for the upcoming project has been released.
Netflix has greenlighted The Upshaws, a multi-camera family comedy series starring and executive produced by actor-comedians Wanda Sykes (Wanda Sykes: Not Normal) and Mike Epps (Dolemite Is My Name, Only One Mike). Sykes also will co-showrun with Regina Hicks (The L Word, Generations Q, Central Park, Insecure). The Upshaws centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without any blueprints. Sykes, Epps and Hicks executive produce with Niles Kirchner, Dan Spilo (Sunnyside) and Page Hurwitz (Wanda Sykes: Not Normal).Veteran standup comedians Sykes and Epps, who have both done Netflix specials, teamed last year for The Upshaws, which has been in the works at the streamer since last fall.