Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine are set to star in Family Reunion, a new comedy series coming to Netflix. The streaming giant has given a 20-episode order. The series is created and executive produced by Meg DeLoatch and directed by Eric Dean Seaton. The series is penned entirely by Black writers.
Co-starring in the series are Anthony Alabi, Talia Jackson, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Cameron J. “CJ” Wright and Jordyn Raya James. Production on the series began this month in Los Angeles.
The African American family sitcom stars Mowry as Cocoa McKellan, a free spirited, fun, conscious mother from Seattle. When she and her former football-playing husband Moz and their four children travel from their home in the big city to the small town of Columbus, Georgia for the McKellan Family Reunion, they get to know an extended family they didn’t even realize they were missing. Devine plays the loving but strict matriarch of the family, M’Dear.
Alabi plays Mowry’s husband. The McKellan children are: Jackson as 14-year old Jade, Russell-Bailey as 12-year old Shaka, Wright as 10-year old Mazzi, and James as 8-year old Ami.
Melissa Cobb, VP of Kids and Family at Netflix said, “We look forward to bringing families together to enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming stories of this multi-generational American family living together and discovering the importance of connecting with their roots. Meg DeLoatch has created a warm, funny and memorable extended family that we believe will resonate with audiences around the world and she has assembled an incredibly talented all-black writers room to authentically portray these characters and their journey.”
“I am so blessed to be part of this new and exciting moment in time that will touch and bring laughter, smiles, and joy to everyone who sees it,” Devine said. DeLoatch called working on Family Reunion “the most supportive and creatively fulfilling experience of my career.”
Mowry will next be starring in back-to-back Christmas movies this holiday season, My Christmas Inn on Lifetime and A Gingerbread Romance on Hallmark. She will also be starring in the feature film Indivisible.
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