The Upshaws: Netflix orders new comedy from Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps
James R | On 22, Aug 2019
Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps will star in The Upshaws, a new comedy series for Netflix.
The multi-camera comedy follows a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it. Sykes will star, executive produce, and serve as co-showrunner. Sykes is a 2019 Emmy nominee for ‘variety special’ and ‘writing for a variety special’ on Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.
Epps (Dolemite is My Name, Only One Mike) will also star and executive produce.
Regina Hicks (The LWord, Generations Q, Central Park, Insecure) serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series, with Dan Spilo (Sunnyside) also on board as an executive producer, alongside Page Hurwitz (Wanda Sykes; Not Normal, Tiffany Haddish Presents They Ready) and Niles Kirchner (Only One Mike).