Kenya Barris to Write, Star in Netflix Comedy Sequence ‘Black Excellence’ Reverse Rashida Jones


Kenya Barris has set his first Netflix collection.

The streamer has ordered the single-camera comedy “Black Excellence” from Barris, through which he will even star reverse Rashida Jones. Impressed by Barris’ strategy to parenting, relationships, race, and tradition, the collection is alleged to tug the curtain again and reboot the “household sitcom.” Sources inform Selection the collection is much like “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in tone.

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Barris and Jones will govt produce alongside Hale Rothstein, who has beforehand collaborated with Barris on his ABC collection “Black-ish” and the Freeform spinoff “Grown-ish.” Barris will produce through his Khalabo Ink Society, which is at the moment beneath an general deal at Netflix.

Barris made main waves when it was introduced he was exiting his deal at ABC Studios for one reportedly price 9 figures at Netflix. He was certainly one of a number of high-profile creators to make the transfer to the streaming service on the time, with others being Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

Jones is thought for her roles on comedy exhibits like “The Workplace,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Angie Tribeca,” the latter of which she additionally govt produces. She will even lend her voice to the upcoming Fox animated collection “Duncanville.” She can also be prepping the collection “Kevin Can F— Himself” at AMC and not too long ago wrote and directed the documentary “Quincy,” which is about her father, Quincy Jones.

Barris is repped by CAA, Artists First, and Morris Yorn. Jones is repped by UTA and Schreck Rose.

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