Netflix is finally looking like it’s hitting its stride in the sitcom department with a recent string of successful Originals. One of the shows paving the way for Netflix’s success is The Upshaws, which has just been renewed for a second season.
The Upshaws is a Netflix Original sitcom series created by Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks. Sykes is well known for her comedy on and off the stage, she has multiple stand-up comedy specials on Netflix. Hicks is well known for her work as a producer on shows such as Sister Sister and Girlfriends.
The Upshaws, a working-class African-American family in Indiana, do their best to get by without a blueprint to success. Bennie, the loveable and charming head of the family constantly butts heads with his sister-in-law Lucretia, who only puts up with Bennie’s antics for the sake of her sister.
The Upshaws Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 30/06/2021)
Over the years Netflix has struggled to make an impact with its multi-camera comedies, as we’ve seen various different sitcoms canceled after only one short-lived season.
Despite a distinct lack of marketing in the build-up to the release of The Upshaws, the sitcom has performed relatively well since it landed on Netflix on May 12th. The comedy spent a total of 26 days in the Netflix top ten since its release, which definitely contributed to its renewal.
Tracey Pakosta, Netflix’s Head of Comedy had the following to say about The Upshaws renewal:
Wanda and Regina have created a fresh entry in the tradition of Black sitcoms that’s real, relatable, full of heart, and incredibly funny. We’re thrilled to see where they, along with their talented cast, take the Upshaws in the second season.
More Episodes for Season 2
Netflix has chosen to increase the number of episodes from ten to sixteen for the second season of The Upshaws. Episodes will retain their 30-minute runtime. The second season is also expected to be released in parts, the same format as their other popular sitcom Family Reunion.
Which cast members are returning for The Upshaws season 2?
Fans needn’t worry, there won’t be any major changes to the cast in season 2 of The Upshaws.
We expect to see the following names and faces return in season 2:
- Mike Epps – Bennie Upshaw
- Kim Fields – Regina Upshaw
- Diamond Lyons – Kelvin Upshaw
- Wanda Sykes – Lucretia
- Khali Spriggins – Aaliyah Upshaw
- Page Kennedy – Duck
- Journey Christine – Maya Upshaw
- Michel Estime – Tony
- Jermelle Simon – Bernard
- Gabrielle Dennis – Tasha
When is The Upshaws season 2 Netflix release date?
Netflix is yet to confirm when the second season of The Upshaws is coming to Netflix. But taking into consideration that the next season will be released in two batches of eight episodes, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that we’ll see the next set of episodes arrive before the end of the year.
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