Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps will also serve as the executive producers for the comedy series “The Upshaws.” Alongside Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner.
Coming this spring is a new Netflix comedy called “The Upshaws” starring actress and writer Wanda Sykes and actor Mike Epps. The two comedians will also serve as the executive producers alongside Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner of the comedy series. “The Upshaws” which is set to premiere on Netflix Wednesday, May 12 will consist of 10 episodes for 30 minutes.
The new comedy series co-created by Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes is about a Black working-class family living in Indiana trying to make things work. Mike Epps who plays Bernie Upshaw is a charming mechanic who is doing his best to take care of his wife and four children, all while dealing with his cynical sister-in-law played by Sykes.
Actress Kim Fields Regina. She and Bernie share two young daughters played by Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, and Journey Christine, and their firstborn son played by Jermelle Simon. Bernie also has known as Tootie from the 80’s sitcom “Facts of Life” is playing Epps wife another teenage son played by Diamond Lyons whom he shares with another woman Gabrielle Dennis.
Wanda Sykes, 57, born in Virginia is known for current roles in the NBC sitcom “Black-ish” and “Vampirina” parted ways as the head writer for the revival of “Roseanne” following Roseanne Barr’s controversial twitter rant in 2018. The stand-up comedian also appeared in television shows like HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and films including Nutty Professor 2, Mother-In-Law and Bad Moms.
Mike Epps, 50, born in Indiana is mostly known for his role as Day-Day in the film Next Friday alongside rapper and actor IceCube. He also played in All About The Benjamins, How High 1 & 2, Friday After Next and as Buck Russell in the 2016 comedy series “Uncle Buck”. Last month the Sparkle actor mourned the passing of his father, following his mother’s death in December 2020.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.