It looks like congrats are in order to Kenya Barris, as Netflix has picked up his latest show “#blackAF” for a second season. The news of the show’s renewal comes after it was revealed that he would be teaming up with Pharrell Williams to develop a musical about Juneteenth for Netflix.
Kenya spoke to Deadline about the show’s renewal and said, “I won’t really, really, really get into it until we’re in the room because I want it to be fresh, but I definitely know I want to talk about real sh*t. We want it to be really special.”
For those who may not be familiar with the show, it is basically an exaggeration on Kenya’s real-life where he stars as himself, and Rashida Jones stars as his wife. The show tackles various topics such as marriage, parenting, race, and even career.
The first season of the show featured a long list of Black Hollywood A-listers including Nia Long, Bumper Robinson, Mike Epps, Tyler Perry, Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Bresha Webb, and a host of others.
The show received some mixed reviews following its April 17th premiere, and Kenya talked to T.I. on his “Expidisiously” podcast about the critics. Kenya said, “I think everyone’s experience and everyone’s opinion in terms of, you know, colorism are real, and I understand that. But if you just dug a little bit under the surface, you’d understand that” #BlackAF is “biographical … and I was trying to duplicate a version of what my family was.”
Kenya took to Instagram to share the news of the show’s renewal and said, “#blackAF SEASON 2!!!! Thank you to #Netflix and to all the AMAZING FANS who supported, championed, and believed in us… we LOVE YOU GUYS WITH ALL OUR HEART!!! And to all the #HATERS thank you too. Your opinions mean a lot to me and they are also appreciated… I’m just kidding F*CK Y’ALL!!! WE BACK B*TCHES!!!”
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#blackAF SEASON 2!!!! Thank you to #Netflix and to all the AMAZING FANS who supported, championed and believed in us.. we LOVE YOU GUYS WITH ALL OUR HEART!!! And to all the #HATERS thank you too. Your opinion’s mean a lot to me and they are also appreciated… I'm just kidding FUCK Y'ALL!!! WE BACK BITCHES!!! #blackAF #youmad? #netflixisajoke #SEASON2