Netflix has renewed The Upshaws starring Kim Fields, Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes for season 3.
Per Netflix’s logline, The Upshaws “is a multi-camera comedy that centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it.”
1. Co-creator Regina Y. Hicks spoke to S&A about season 2 of the show, which aired earlier this year in two parts.
“In every family, there’s drama, fun, and comedy across the board — Black, white, whatever — and we just love the dynamics,” she said. “We love the dynamic of the sisters. We love Lucretia and Bennie and how the parents deal with the children. And also how they grow. Aaliyah and Kelvin in the pilot didn’t even really know each other. They crossed at her party and didn’t have much to say. Now, they’re helping each other. So, we like to take the dynamics that we set up in place, and based on those dynamics, people get into crisis based on those.”
2. The series is created by Hicks and Wanda Sykes.
Both serve as executive producers alongside Epps, Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner. The series also stars Diamond Lyons, Page Kennedy, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis and Journey Chrstine.