'The Upshaws' Season 2 on Netflix: Date, cast, plot and latest buzz around comedy sitcom

'The Upshaws' Season 2 on Netflix: Date, cast, plot and latest buzz around comedy sitcom
Wanda Sykes as Lucretia, Kim Fields as Regina, Mike Epps as Bennie in 'The Upshaws' Season 2 (Netflix)

Make way, ‘The Upshaws’ are returning to tickle your funny bone. After receiving praise from the critics as well as the audiences for Season 1, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks are bringing the comedy show back to Netflix for another run. Interestingly, it is one of the rare multi-cam sitcoms to get renewed for a second season.

Season 1 of the comedy series reached Netflix’s global top 10 lists when it arrived on the streaming platform, making it one of the most popular shows. However, the world’s biggest streaming service is notorious for canceling shows even after they received good reviews from the audiences, but ‘The Upshaws’ seems to be an exception here.



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The show revolved around The Upshaws, a working-class African-American family in Indiana, who are doing their best to live their lives happily. Bennie (Mike Epps), the patriarch of the family, tries to be a better father and a better husband by not repeating the mistakes that he committed in the past. He continuously teases his wife’s older sister, Lucretia (Wanda Sykes), who only puts up with Bennie’s antics for the sake of her sister Regina Upshaw.

The first season ended on a massive cliffhanger and fans are eagerly waiting for the second edition to arrive. In Season 1, Bennie upsets his wife Regina and she kicks him out of the house. After a lot of quarrels and funny fights, Bennie and Regina patch up. However, the last scene showed a young girl showing up at the door, telling Regina that she’s Bennie’s daughter. Bennie is clueless and Regina is shocked.

Is she really his daughter? We’ll get to know when Season 2 arrives. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming edition.


A still from 'The Upshaws' Season 2 (Netflix)

When does ‘The Upshaws’ Season 2 release and where can you watch it?

Season 2 of the Netflix comedy series will be premiering exclusively on Wednesday, June 29. According to the Netflix Press Site, the second season will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix to watch their favorite shows and movie.


What is ‘The Upshaws’ Season 2 all about?

Although no official synopsis has been released yet from Netflix, we know the focus will be once again on Bennie and Regina’s relationship. During Season 1, their relationship took a toll when Bennie did something ridiculous and upset his wife. Regina was really frustrated with his screw-ups and decided to teach him a lesson by throwing him out of the face. When we thought everything was fine, Bennie got himself into more trouble and got to know that he has another daughter outside his marriage.

The upcoming season will undoubtedly focus on if she really is Bennie’s daughter or not. Apart from the usual comedy stuff, the upcoming series will also have those tender moments that make family the most important thing in one’s life.


Who stars in the upcoming Netflix series?

The original star cast is returning for Season 2. Mike Epps will be reprising the role of Bennie Upshaw while Kim Fields will be portraying the role of his wife, Regina Upshaw. On the other hand, Wanda Sykes plays Lucretia on the comedy show.

Mike Epps

Epps is undoubtedly one of the iconic stand-up comedians of this generation. He began his professional career by becoming a part of ‘Def Jam’s 1995 tour. Meanwhile, his debut feature film, ‘Strays’, came out in 1997. Even after making his debut in movies, he continued to be a force to be reckoned with on Television and made appearances on ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Def Comedy Jam’, ‘Survivor’s Remorse’, ‘Uncle Buck’, and ‘BlackAF’. The comedian-turned-actor will next be seen in the movie ‘You People’ opposite Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Lauren Gordon.


Pictured in this screengrab: Mike Epps performs on Byron Allen’s Feeding America Comedy Festival, co-produced by Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die, broadcasted on NBC, The Weather Channel, Comedy.TV and Local Now on May 10, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED - Region AMER. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Allen Media Group)

Other stars to feature in ‘The Upshaws’ Season 2 include Diamond Lyons (Kelvin Upshaw), Khali Spraggins (Aaliyah Upshaw), Page Kennedy (Duck), Jermelle Simon (Bernard Upshaw Jr), Gabrielle Dennis (Tasha), and Journey Christine (Maya Upshaw).



Regina Y Hicks and Wanda Sykes are the creators and executive producers of the show. Meanwhile, Mike Epps, Page Hurwitz, and Niles Kirchner also serve as executive producers.

Latest Buzz

1) Season 1 of the Netflix comedy series had 10 half-hour episodes. However, the show seems to have hit a jackpot this time around because Season 2 will be coming out with 16 episodes.


2) Regina Hicks, co-creator of the show, is really “excited” to share Season 2 with the world, promising to bring more joy to all who fell in love with the series.

3) Hicks revealed that the team is "so excited" that they get to bring this amazing show back for a second season. She also thanked Netflix saw for a second chance. She added, "Looking forward to bringing more Upshaws’ joy to all who fell in love with them."


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