Words from: Sentwali Holder
Well it’s official, Netflix has leaked the first look at their new great comedy, The Upshaws from black comedy veterans Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes starring Mike Epps and Kim Fields (Living Single). Both Hicks and Sykes are the showrunners directing the series, which also stars Sykes, Page Kennedy (The Meg, Weeds), Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins (Empire), Jermelle Simon (Animal Kingdom), Gabrielle Dennis ( Insecure, The Game), Journey Christine (Hidden Springs).
Official description reads: Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a working-class black family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-meaning mechanic and lifelong wreck who goes out of his way to step up and take care of his family: his wife Regina. (Kim Fields), her two young daughters (Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Journey Christine), and her first-born son (Jermelle Simon), the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) she fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) – and tolerates her sardonic sister-mother-in-law (Wanda Sykes), all without a plan for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work and take them to the next level together.
The series will premiere on May 12. Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes co-created The Upshaws and will serve as executive producers in addition to Mike Epps, Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner.
Here are the first photos below.