Netflix is reinventing the family sitcom. The streaming service just announced they’ve ordered a new TV show called Black Excellence.
From Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones, the single-camera sitcom “looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the “family sitcom” in a way we’ve never seen before.”
Netflix has not yet announced a premiere date for Black Excellence, but you can read more info below:
Kenya Barris announces first Netflix series: Black Excellence
· Netflix has ordered Black Excellence, their first series project with Kenya Barris with Barris and Rashida Jones set to star.
· 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.
· Barris and Jones will executive produce alongside Hale Rothstein (black-ish, grown-ish). The single-camera comedy will be produced through Barris’ production company, Khalabo Ink Society, under the multi-hyphenate’s overall series deal with the streamer.
· Black Excellence marks Barris’ first series with Netflix since making the streamer his home less than a year ago. Barris hasn’t been shy about his desire to flip the family sitcom and what it looks like on its head; and with the series officially launching its writers room last month, he is wasting little time getting to work on exploring and pushing those boundaries.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Kenya Barris and/or Rashida Jones? Will you check out Black Excellence?