It looks like Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine will be taking their talents to Netflix in a new comedy series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order of the comedy “Family Reunion,” starring Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine. The series, which will feature an all-black writers room, has been picked up for a total of 20 episodes.
Based on the show’s synopsis, the comedy will center “on Cocoa McKellan (Mowry), a free-spirited 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, Ga., for the McKellan Family Reunion, they get to know an extended family they didn’t realize they were missing.”
Devine will be playing the role of the family’s matriarch, M’Dear. She expressed her excitement for the show and said, “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. That is Family Reunion for me right now. When you see it, I think you are gonna love it, because it is all about family.…the core of everything.”
Meg DeLoatch, who is responsible for sitcoms such as “Eve” and “Fuller House”, created the show.
Melissa Cobb, the VP of Kids and Family over at Netflix said, “We look forward to bringing families together to enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming stories of this multigenerational American family living together and discovering the importance of connecting with their roots.”
Roommates, will you be tuned in?