#blackAF will be getting a second season on Netflix.
Starring Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones, the single-camera comedy is a fictionalized version of Barris’ life with his wife (Rashida Jones) and children (Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Richard Gardenhire Jr.) living in Los Angeles.
Barris and Jones executive produced with Hale Rothstein who worked with Barris on Black-ish and Grown-ish. #blackAF is the first show produced under Barris’ deal with Netflix after he left ABC Studios.
The series focuses on relationships, parenting, race, and culture and looks at what it means to be a “new money” Black Family in a modern world.
Since its release, it’s had mixed reviews, with a 46% Rotten Tomatoes rating and in a review, Variety said, “While Barris-the-character and Barris-the-person are different, the show also raises real questions about Barris’s skill as a creator of television when not hemmed in by the sort of guardrails that exist to protect artists from themselves. Black-ish has, historically, been a really good show in part because of those guardrails. #blackAF is a fiasco only interesting in the degree to which it detonates and, retroactively, somewhat spoils Barris’s work so far.”