Netflix Drops The Trailer and First Look for ‘The Upshaws’ Part 5 — Premiering in April

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The Upshaws. (L to R) Mike Epps as Bennie, Wanda Sykes as Lucretia in episode 502 of The Upshaws. Cr. Lisa Rose/Netflix © 2024

Netflix has dropped first look images and trailer for The Upshaws Part 5, the six-episode continuation of season 3 which arrives Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The series stars Mike Epps as Bennie Upshaw, the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) — and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes), all without a blueprint for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together. In this upcoming part, the Upshaws continue to ride life’s ups and downs, including new jobs, bigger dreams, health struggles and some major life surprises but still hanging on with the love that comes with family.

The trailer kicks off with Bennie and Lucretia going at each other per their normal frenemy relationship. This season we’ll see Bennie
fighting with progress as he doesn’t want to take on smart cars at his garage, Aaliyah (Spraggins) has a boyfriend, and the family and its normal shenanigans throughout the season.

Check out the trailer below.

“The Upshaws” has quietly become a standout performer for Netflix, particularly noteworthy as a multi-camera sitcom in a genre that has posed challenges for streaming platforms. With this renewal, the series now ties with “The Ranch” as the second longest-running original multi-camera comedy on Netflix, closely trailing behind “Fuller House.”

The show’s success is attributed to its authentic portrayal of a Black working-class family and the engaging storytelling crafted by executive producers Regina Hicks, Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps, Page Hurwitz, Niles Kirchner, Annie Levine, Jon Emerson, and Mark Alton Brown. Both Hicks and Sykes also serve as showrunners, ensuring the continued success and resonance of “The Upshaws” in the comedy landscape.

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