Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is segueing into acting.
Barris has teamed up with Rashida Jones to star in the Netflix comedy series Black Excellence, the streaming giant announced Friday.
“Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, Black Excellence looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the ‘family sitcom’ in a way we’ve never seen before,” the streamer said in a press release.
The sitcom marks Barris’ first project in his production deal with Netflix that was announced in August 2018. The single-camera comedy will be produced through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.
The multi-hyphenate will be wearing multiple hats for the production. In addition to creating and starring in the series, he’ll serve as an executive producer along with Jones and Hale Rothstein (Black-ish, Grown-ish).
Barris’ other credits include co-writing the upcoming film Shaft, and the 2017 hit Girls Trip.
Jones is just coming off of co-directing the documentary Quincy about her dad, legendary music producer Quincy Jones.
The film offered “an intimate look” at the music icon’s life from his childhood on the Southside of Chicago to winning 27 Grammy Awards.
The doc debuted on Netflix in September 2018.