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Netflix orders new comedy series starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps


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Photo Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix is working on a brand-new comedy series that will star two of stand-up comedy’s finest.

The streamer announced Tuesday that they’ve tapped Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps to star in The Upshaws, a comedy series that follows a working-class African-American family in Indiana that struggles to make a better life “without the blueprints to do it.”

Sykes will co-executive produce the series with Epps, and will also also serve as co-showrunner.

This is the latest project for Sykes, who was Emmy-nominated this year for Outstanding Variety Special for her first Netflix special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.

Epps also will appear opposite Eddie Murphy in the Netflix comedy Dolemite Is My Name, due out later this year.

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