A new multi-camera family comedy is headed to Netflix with two standup comics on board. The streaming service announced Tuesday that it has ordered "The Upshaws," starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps. They're also set to executive produce, with Sykes serving as co-showrunner alongside Regina Hicks on top of that.
The series will center on a working-class African American family living in Indiana. They'll be "struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it," according to Netflix. The streamer hasn't revealed character details yet, so it's unclear just how Sykes and Epps will fit into this fictional family.
Netflix's previously landed Sykes's comedy special, "Wanda Skyes: Not Normal"; it premiered on the service in May. Her TV work includes roles on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Black-ish," among other series. Meanwhile, Epps starred in two Resident evil films and has appeared in series such as "Uncle Buck" and "Survivor's Remorse."
Sykes, Epps, and Hicks will executive produce "The Upshaws" with Dan Spilo, Page Hurwitz, and Niles Kirchner.