Has Netflix Renewed Upshaws for Another Season?
The Upshaws Season 1 introduced the audience to the quirky yet a bit messy Upshaw’s family based in Indianapolis. After Netflix dropped its first season in May 2021, fans are keenly awaiting the news of its second installment. However, sadly, there is no word about the renewal yet, still, chances are that it may be announced soon. If Upshaw’s chapter two arrives, what would it be about? or who would be in the cast, and most importantly, how long would we have to wait for it? Read all the details about the series’ season 2 below:
Upshaws Season 2: When will it premiere on Netflix?
Netflix has not made it official whether Upshaw’s Season 2 would return for season 2 or not. But the official announcement may arrive in early June or late July 2021. Thus, fans can expect a 2021 mid-summer release of this American sitcom’s second part.
Upshaws Season 2: Plot details
Upshaw’s Season 1 follows the story of an African American blue-collar working-class family. It portrays the marital conflict between the husband-wife duo, Bennie and Regina Upshaws. The couple is the parent to four children, Bernald Jr, Kevin, and their two daughters, Maya and Aaliyah. Despite the trials and tribulations in the previous part, Upshaws stick together and find love and find a deep sense of love and comfort as a family. Bennie and Regina’s elder son makes a revelation about his homosexuality in the last episode. Regina also confronts her exam failure with the support of her spouse, children, and sister. The arrival of a young girl at UpShaw’s doorsteps claiming to be Bennie’s daughter has put the protagonist in another trouble. Season 2 will centralize around this mystery while bringing more comedy and drama to the table via its relatable characters. Besides, it will unveil a more complicated side of the Upshaws. It would be fun to see what surprise elements season 2 brings along with it.
Upshaws Season 2: Who is returning for Season 2?
It is a safe bet to assume that the core characters will make a reappearance for the next season. We expect to witness the comedy veteran, Mike Epps reprise his role as Bennie. Kim Fields will appear as Kim Fields, Bennie’s high school sweetheart turned wife. Jermelle Simon as Bernad Jr., Khali Spraggins as Aaliyah, and Journey Christine as Maya in the role of the couple’s children. Besides them, Bennie’s illegitimate son, Kelvin, will make a comeback as Diamond Lyons, The show’s co-creator and executive producer, Wanda Sykes will play Regina’s sister, Lucretia, who does not miss out on a chance to point his brother-in-law’ follies to his wife.
Page Kennedy and Tony are also part of the cast as Ducks and Tony respectively, are the family friends. Season 2 will welcome a new character, Ayaamii Sledge as Bennie’s daughter. The character has made an appearance in the final episode of season one. Savannah (Daria Johns) and Sheila (Dayna Dooley) will also feature in the series as the 13-year-old Aaliyah’s friends.
As soon as there is more information about the series, the blog shall be updated. Till then, stay tuned.
UPDATES— Netflix has officially renewed The Upshaws for season 2.
The Upshaws will be back!
The hilarious comedy starring Wanda Sykes, Kim Fields, and Mike Epps has been renewed for a 16-episode second season! pic.twitter.com/HVYKDtmIAm
— Netflix (@netflix) June 24, 2021
We have another great piece of news to share. Compared to the first season which had 10 episodes— The Upshaw season 2 will have a total of 16 episodes with each episode running for 30 minutes. The second season will be split into two parts, each part consisting of 8 episodes.
After the renewal news was announced Wanda Skyes also shared the great news to the fans by posting it on Instagram. Of course, fans were thrilled to learn that their favourite show is coming back. You can check the Instagram post below:
Netflix’s Head of Comedy Tracey Pakosta said: “Wanda and Regina have created a fresh entry in the tradition of Black sitcoms that are real, relatable, full of heart and incredibly funny.”
She resumed by saying, “We’re thrilled to see where they, along with their talented cast, take the Upshaws in the second season.”
Regina Y. Hicks also shared her excitement after learning that Netflix had given the green signal for another season run. She said, “We are so excited we get to bring this amazing show back for a second season. And thankful that Netflix saw and felt all the love we got for this wonderful family. Looking forward to bringing more Upshaws’ joy to all who fell in love with them.”
Regina Y.Hicks, Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps are the executive producers of the series alongside page Hurwitz and Niles Kirchner.
As for the release date, it has not been announced yet but according to rumours, The Upshaws season 2 will arrive in November 2021 or most probably in early 2022.
The upshaw season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix. Go, watch now if you haven’t!
We’ll update this post if more new updates arise in the future. Till then, watch out for more!
This post was last updated on September 21, 2021.