Black Excellence Series: Kenya Barris to Write & Star Opposite Rashida Jones

Black Excellence Series: Kenya Barris to Write & Star Opposite Rashida Jones

Black Excellence series: Kenya Barris to write & star opposite Rashida Jones

Emmy nominee Kenya Barris’ (Black-ish) single-camera comedy series Black Excellence has been ordered at Netflix, Variety has confirmed. Barris is set to write and star in the show opposite Emmy nominee Rashida Jones (Hot Girls Wanted).

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Inspired by Barris’ approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, Black Excellence is said to pull the curtain back and reboot the “family sitcom.” The outlet notes the series will have a similar tone to Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Barris has received three Primetime Emmy nominations for Black-ish with writing credits spanning movies and TV series, such as The Game, Grown-ish, Are We There Yet?, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip, and the upcoming Shaft, Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches, and the Coming 2 America sequel.

Jones is best known for her role as Ann Perkins in Parks and Recreation. Her movie and television credits include Angie Tribeca, Tag, Black-ish, The Awesomes, The Social Network, I Love You, Man, and Celeste & Jesse Forever. Her upcoming projects include the animated feature Klaus, the TV series Duncanville, and Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks starring alongside Bill Murray and Marlon Wayans.

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Barris and Jones will also serve as executive producers alongside Hale Rothstein (Black-ish, Grown-ish). Barris is producing through his Khalabo Ink Society banner, which is under an overall deal at Netflix following Barris exiting his deal with ABC Studios. Barris followed in the footsteps of other creators moving to the streamer, including Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes.

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