Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps Set for Netflix Comedy Series ‘The Upshaws’

Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps will star in "The Upshaws." (Credit: Netflix)

Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps will star in the new Netflix series The Upshaws, the streamer announced Tuesday.

The family comedy will center on a working class African-American family in Indiana as they struggle to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it, according to a description from Netflix.

Regina Hicks will serve as co-showrunner and executive producer on the multi-camera comedy.

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Sykes also has executive producer and co-showrunner titles on the series. Epps, Dan Spilo, Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner all will serve as executive produces.

The show’s premiere date will be announced later.

In May, Sykes dropped her first comedy special for Netflix titled Wanda Sykes: Not Normal. She also played Louise Jefferson in ABC’s Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’

Epps will next star opposite Eddie Murphy in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name. The biopic is based on the life of comedian, movie producer and rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore.

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