Netflix has tapped actresses Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine to co-star in a new scripted comedy series, Family Reunion.
The series features Mowry as a big-city, free-spirited mother who travels with her family to small town Columbus, Ga. for a family reunion, and gets to know an extended family they didn’t even realize they were missing, said network officials. Devine plays the loving but strict matriarch of the family, said Netflix.
Family Reunion is executive produced and created by Meg DeLoatch (Fuller House, Eve) and directed by Eric Dean Seaton (Prince of Peoria, Modern Family).
“We look forward to bringing families together to enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming stories of this multi-generational family living together and discovering the importance of connecting with their roots,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family at Netflix in a statement. “Meg DeLoatch has created a warm, funny and memorable extended family that we believe will resonate with audiences around the world and she has assembled an incredibly talented all-black writers room to authentically portray these characters and their journey.”
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