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Kenya Barris announces #blackAF’s second season

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Kenya Barris announces #blackAF’s second season

By Lauren Hood Staff Writer

Netflix has officially renewed the show, “#blackAF,” for a second season, after months of negotiation. The announcement comes after Kenya Barris disclosed he would be collaborating with Pharrell Williams to create a musical surrounding Juneteenth, for the streaming service.

“I won’t really, really, really get into it until we’re in the room because I want it to be fresh, but I definitely know I want to talk about real sh-t,” Kenya told Deadline. “We want it to be really special.”

For those who have not had a chance to watch #blackAF, the scripted series is an exaggeration of Kenya’s personal life, where he stars as himself, while Rashida Jones plays his wife Joya. In a different way than seen in the past, “#blackAF” addresses the double consciousness that comes with being both Black and “new money” in modern America.

The show has sparked several social media debates as episodes covered topics including relationships, culture, race, and new age parenting. Considering Kenya is the mastermind behind ABC’s hit show, “black-ish,” “#blackAF’s” success is not surprising.

#blackAF’s first season had a record-breaking number of celebrity cameos with guest appearances from stars including Tyler Perry, Lena Waithe, Ava DuVernay, and even “Insecure” writer and creator, Issa Rae.

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