Make way, ‘The Upshaws’ return to tickle your funny bone. After earning critical and audience acclaim for Season 1, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks are bringing the comedy show back to Netflix for another run. Interestingly, it’s one of those rare multi-camera sitcoms to be renewed for a second season.
Season 1 of the comedy series hit Netflix’s global top 10 lists when it debuted on the streaming platform, becoming one of the most popular shows. However, the world’s largest streaming service is notorious for canceling shows even after they’ve garnered good reviews from audiences, but The Upshaws seems to be an exception.
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The show revolved around The Upshaws, an African American working class family in Indiana trying their best to live their lives happily. Bennie (Mike Epps), the family patriarch, tries to be a better father and husband by not repeating the mistakes he made in the past. He constantly teases his wife’s older sister, Lucretia (Wanda Sykes), who puts up with Bennie’s antics only for her sister Regina Upshaw.
The first season ended on a massive cliffhanger and fans are eagerly awaiting the second installment. In season 1, Bennie teases his wife Regina and she throws him out of the house. After many arguments and funny fights, Bennie and Regina make up. However, the final scene featured a young girl appearing at the door and telling Regina that she was Bennie’s daughter. Bennie is clueless and Regina is shocked.
Is she really his daughter? We’ll know when season 2 arrives. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming edition.
When is The Upshaws Season 2 out and where can you watch it?
Season 2 of the Netflix comedy series premieres exclusively on Wednesday, June 29th. Season 2 will be available to stream at 3:01 p.m. EST, according to the Netflix Press Site. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix to watch their favorite shows and movies.
What is The Upshaws season 2 about?
While no official synopsis has been released by Netflix yet, we know that the focus will once again be on Bennie and Regina’s relationship. During Season 1, their relationship took a toll when Bennie did something ridiculous and upset his wife. Regina was really frustrated with his mistakes and decided to teach him a lesson by throwing him out of his face. Just when we thought everything was fine, Bennie got into more trouble and learned he has another daughter outside of his marriage.
The upcoming season will no doubt focus on whether or not she really is Bennie’s daughter. Along with the usual comedy stuff, the upcoming series will also have those tender moments that make family the most important thing in life.
Who is starring in the upcoming Netflix series?
The original all-star cast returns for Season 2. Mike Epps will reprise the role of Bennie Upshaw, while Kim Fields will play his wife Regina Upshaw. On the other hand, Wanda Sykes plays Lucretia in the comedy show.
Epps is undoubtedly one of this generation’s iconic stand-up comedians. He began his professional career by being part of the ‘Def Jam’ tour in 1995. Meanwhile, his debut feature film, Strays, came out in 1997. After his film debut, he continued to be a force to be reckoned with on television, appearing on The Sopranos, Def Comedy Jam. , ‘Survivor’s Remorse’, ‘Uncle Buck’ and ‘BlackAF’. The comedian-turned-actor is next set to appear in the movie You People alongside Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lauren Gordon.
Diamond Lyons (Kelvin Upshaw), Khali Spraggins (Aaliyah Upshaw), Page Kennedy (Duck), Jermelle Simon (Bernard Upshaw Jr), Gabrielle Dennis (Tasha) and Journey Christine (Maya Upshaw) also star in The Upshaws Season 2 ).
Regina Y Hicks and Wanda Sykes are the show’s creators and executive producers. Meanwhile, Mike Epps, Page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner also serve as executive producers.
Season 1 of the Netflix comedy series had 10 half-hour episodes. However, the show seems to have hit a jackpot this time, as season 2 will come out with 16 episodes. Show co-creator Regina Hicks is really “excited” to share Season 2 with the world and promises to bring more joy to everyone who’s fallen in love with the series.
She said: “We are so excited to be bringing this amazing show back for a second season. And thankful that Netflix saw and felt all the love we received for this wonderful family. I look forward to bringing more joy to Upshaws to everyone who has fallen in love with her.”