Kenya Barris’ #BlackAF renewed for second season at Netflix
Kenya Barris’ hot streak isn’t stopping anytime soon as Netflix has chosen to greenlight a second season of #BlackAF, the mockumentary sitcom series in which he stars as an exaggerated version of himself alongside Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) as his fictional wife, according to Deadline.
The renewal for the series comes on the heels of the announcement that Barris was in talks with the streaming platform and Pharrell Williams to develop a Juneteenth musical for Netflix, as well as the announcement that the platform had chosen to cancel the sketch comedy Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, on which the 45-year-old Black-ish creator was a producer.
With new money comes expensive tastes, Kenya Barris and his family navigate success and explore the struggles of being unapologetically Black and wealthy.
Additional cast includes Iman Benson, Genneya Walton, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers and Richard Gardenhire Jr.
Best known as the creator of the ABC hit sitcom black-ish, Barris made his acting debut on the show, playing a fictionalized version of himself. His production company, Khalabo Ink Society, produces via Barris’ overall deal. Hale Rothstein also serves as an executive producer alongside Barris and Jones.